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Definition of Annual limit on intake

Annual limit on intake Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
NRC Nuclear Energy Glossary
The derived limit for the amount of radioactive material taken into the body of an adult worker by inhalation or ingestion in a year. ALI is the smaller value of intake of a given radionuclide in a year by the reference man that would result in a committed effective dose equivalent of 5 rems (0.05 sievert) or a committed dose equivalent of 50 rems (0.5 sievert) to any individual organ or tissue. (see 10 CFR 20.1003.)
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Annual limit on intake Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The committed dose in radiological protection is a measure of the stochastic health risk due to an intake of radioactive material into the human body. Stochastic in this context is defined as the probability of cancer induction and genetic damage, due to low levels of radiation. The SI unit of measure is the sievert.

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