Radiation detriment

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The overall harm to health incurred by an exposed group and the descendants of that group as a result of an exposure to radiation.

ICRP Glossary entry - June 2019

IAEA Definition

The total harm that would eventually be experienced by an exposed group and its descendants as a result of the group’s exposure to radiation from a source. (From Ref. [1].) L In its Publication 60 [16], the International Commission on Radiological Protection defines a measure of radiation detriment that has the dimensions of probability and that could therefore also be considered a measure of risk. (IAEA Safety Glossary , 2007)


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