Calculation of MAC of Radioactivity in Air and Water

by H. Cember,
M.A. Shapiro,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 1, Pg. 1-8

Document Type: Journal Paper


Fact that radiation damage is proportional to absorbed energy provides means for calculating MAC (maximum allowable concentration) values for many radioactive environmental contaminants; these calculated MAC values are based on maximum exposure rate of 300 millirem per week, corresponding to absorption of 30 ergs per gram of tissue for beta or gamma radiation.

Subject Headings: Radioactive materials | Water management | Radiation | Environmental issues | Pollutants | Absorption | Gamma function

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