Accession Number:

AD0743482

Title:

Comparative Evaluation of Exposure Distributions for Air Travelers and Radiation Workers,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-02-25

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Radiation workers contribute 0.48 milliremyear per capita of the total U.S. population. Air travelers exposed to increased environmental radiation levels at altitude contribute 0.54 milliremyear. However, the two respective distributions differ greatly in all other parameters namely, number of individuals involved, magnitude and spread of individual exposure, and skewness. While the distribution for radiation workers centers heavily on near- zero exposures and reaches out to large excursions in rare cases of accidents, the one for air travelers shows a narrow spread, excludes excursions completely, and does not constitute an additional radiation risk. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE