A REPORT ON PROGRESS TOWARDS NEW RECOMMENDATIONSA communication from the International commission on Radiological Protection
Roger H Clarke, Chairman
Throughout the hundred-year history of the uses o f ionising radiation in medicine and industry there has been advice on the need to protect people from the hazards associated with exposure. Protection standard s have evolved throughout this period to reflect both the scientific understandi ng of the biological effects of exposure and the social and ethical standards to be applied. The Main Commission of ICRP is now considering a revised, simpler a pproach that is based on an individual-oriented philosophy and represents a pot ential shift by the Commission from the past emphasis on societal-oriented cri teria. The initial proposals were promulgated through IRPA and an open literatur e publication was published in the Journal of Radiological Protection in June 19 99. On the basis of comments received and the observations presented at the IR PA 10 Congress in May 2000, the Commission is beginning to develop the Nest Re commendations. This paper describes the issues involved in the preparation of th e Next Recommendations and indicates the process that the Commission proposed to follow. The Commission wishes there to be an on-going debate with an iteration of ideas over the next few years.
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