United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment
Home > NRC Library > Basic References > Glossary > Collective dose

Collective dose

As defined in Title 10, Section 20.1003, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR 20.1003), this is the sum of the individual doses received in a given period by a specified population from exposure to a specified source of radiation. For related information, see Doses in Our Daily Lives, Sources of Radiation, and Measuring Radiation.

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, March 21, 2019