Derived air concentration (DAC)

The concentration of a given radionuclide in air which, if breathed by the reference man for a working year of 2,000 hours under conditions of light work (with an inhalation rate of 1.2 cubic meters of air per hour), results in an intake of one annual limit on intake (ALI). Established DAC values are given in Table 1, Column 3, of Appendix B to Title 10, Part 20, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 20), "Standards for Protection Against Radiation."

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