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Health Phys. 2013 Aug;105(2 Suppl 2):S149-57. doi: 10.1097/HP.0b013e3182904db1.

Basis and implications of the CAP88 age-specific dose coefficients.

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  • 1Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA.


Recent versions of CAP88 incorporate age-specific dose coefficients based on biokinetic and dosimetric models applied in Federal Guidance Report 13, "Cancer Risk Coefficients for Environmental Exposure to Radionuclides." With a few exceptions the models are those recommended in a series of reports by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) on estimation of doses to the public from environmental radionuclides. This paper describes the basis for the ICRP's age-specific biokinetic and dosimetric models and examines differences with age in dose coefficients derived from those models.

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