Radiation Safety Training

New Jersey Dose Limits

Organ
NJDEP Limit
(mrem/year)
Comments
Whole Body
5000
Includes dose from both internal and external sources.  The Whole Body limit applies to exposure of the torso and head when the radiation is penetrating enough to irradiate tissues at a depth of  1 cm where the deeper blood-forming tissues are located. 
Extremities
75,000
The extremities include the arm or leg below the elbow or knee.  The Extremities limit applies to exposure of the extremities when the radiation is penetrating enough to irradiate tissues at a depth of  1 cm. 
Skin
30,000
The Skin limit applies to dose deposited in the skin when the radiation is penetrating enough to irradiate tissues at a depth of  0.007 cm. 
Occupational exposure of a minor
10% of the limits above
Applies to anyone under 18 years of age
Member of the general public
500

 


 

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