Response categorized according to public exposure, occupational exposure, and medical exposure
Radiation protection refers to the protection of people and the environment from radiation exposure or contamination by radioactive substances, thereby decreasing the effects of radiation as low as reasonably achievable.
In terms of management, groups are categorized according to public exposure, occupational exposure, and medical exposure. Dose limits are prescribed by law for public exposure and occupational exposure.
Dose Limits for Radiation Workers and the Public
The table shows the dose limits for radiation workers and the public. Dose limits are also prescribed for radiation workers during emergencies. Radiation exposure must be managed so as not to exceed these values.