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ICRPAEDIA: Fundamental Principles of Radiololgical Protection


The System of Radiological Protection is anchored in three fundamental principles:


“Any decision that alters the radiation exposure situation should do more good than harm”

(Publication 103 paragraph 203)

Optimisation of Protection

Doses should all be kept as low as reasonably achievable, taking into account economic and societal factors”

(Publication 103 paragraph 203)

Dose Limitation

“The total dose to any individual … should not exceed the appropriate limits

(Publication 103 paragraph 203)

Read on to learn about the exposure categories and situations used in the system of radiological protection

▶ Further Reading: Quotes from ICRP Publications