Inter-comparison of absorbed dose rates for non-human biota

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  • J. Vives i Batlle
  • M. Balonov
  • K. Beaugelin-Seiller
  • N.A. Beresford
  • J Brown
  • J-J. Cheng
  • D. Copplestone
  • M. Doi
  • V. Filistovic
  • V. Golikov
  • J. Horyna
  • A. Hosseini
  • B.J. Howard
  • S.R. Jones
  • S. Kamboj
  • A. Kryshev
  • T. Nedveckaite
  • G. Pröhl
  • T. Sazykina
  • A. Ulanovsky
  • S. Vives Lynch
  • T. Yankovich
  • C. Yu

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A number of approaches have been proposed to estimate the exposure of non-human biota to ionizing radiation. This paper reports an inter-comparison of the unweighted absorbed dose rates for the whole organism (compared as dose conversion coefficients, or DCCs) for both internal and external exposure, estimated by 11 of these approaches for selected organisms from the Reference Animals and Plants geometries as proposed by the International Commission on Radiological Protection. Inter-comparison results indicate that DCCs for internal exposure compare well between the different approaches, whereas variation is greater for external exposure DCCs. The intercomparison demonstrated that all participating approaches to biota dose calculation are reasonably comparable, despite a range of different assumptions being made.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-373
JournalRadiation and Environmental Biophysics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2007


  • Non-human biota, DCC, Reference animals and plants

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