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NURSING PRACTISES Table of Contents   
Year : 2002  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 157-167
Protection against radiation hazards : Regulatory bodies, safety norms, does limits and protection devices

Department of Radiology, Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi-110029, India

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S B Grover
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There are various Regulatory Bodies at the international and National level, which lay down norms for radiation protection. These are the International Commission for Radiation Protection (ICRP) the National Commission for Radiation Protection (NCRP) in America, and the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) in India. These bodies recommend norms for permissible doses of radiation from X ray tubes and the shielding required for the walls of an X ray room. Data is also available from the work of Investigators regarding the room shielding required in a CT suite. The recommended lead equivalent in shielding apparel to be worm by radiation workers is 0.5 mm. The regulatory bodies also lay down safe dose limits for radiation workers and for the general public. The duties of the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) are also specified by the regulatory bodies, as are the radiation surveillance and radiation safety programmers.

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