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Age-Specific Inhalation Radiation Dose Commitment Factors for Selected Radionuclides (NUREG/CR-2384, PNL-3912)

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Manuscript Completed: July 1982
Date Published: August 1982

Prepared by:
D. L. Strenge, R. A. Peloquin, D. A. Baker

Pacific Northwest Laboratory
Richland, WA 99352

Prepared for:
Division of Fuel Cycle and Material Safety
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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Abstract

Inhalation dose commitment factors are presented for selected radionuclides for exposure of individuals in four age groups: infant, child, teen and adult. Radionuclides considered are 35S, 36Cl, 45Ca, 67Ga, 75Se, 85Sr, 109Cd, 113Sn, 125I, 133Ba, 170Tm, 169Yb, 182Ta, 192Ir, 198Au, 201Tl, 204Tl, and 236Pu. The calculational method is based on the human metabolic model of ICRP as defined in Publication 2 (ICRP 1959) and as used in previous age-specific dose factor calculations by Hoenes and Soldat (1977). Dose commitment factors are presented for the following organs of reference: total body, bone, liver, kidney, thyroid, lung and lower large intestine.

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