United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Question 120: Would a licensee be found to be in

noncompliance with the limit for the dose to an

embryo / fetus if, at the time the woman declared her

pregnancy, the dose to the embryo / fetus exceeded 0.5 rem

and the embryo / fetus subsequently received more than 0.05

rem from licensed material that was in the body of the

woman before she declared her pregnancy.

Answer: No. The intent of 10 CFR 20.1208 (d) is that the

licensee should not be in violation of the limit for the

embryo / fetus as a result of doses received by the

embryo / fetus before the woman declared her pregnancy or

doses received as a result of intakes before that

declaration was made. (Reference: 10 CFR 20.1208)

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