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The short-term use of a structure to reduce the intake of airborne radionuclides by inhalation and for the protection from external exposures from radionuclides in the air and deposited on the ground.

(Adapted from ICRP Publication 109, 2008)

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from ICRP Publication 109, 2008

The use of the structure of a building to reduce exposure from an airborne plume and/or deposited materials.