RBDATA-EULEP: PROVIDING INFORMATION TO IMPROVE INTERNAL DOSIMETRY
Workshop on Internal Dosimetry of Radionuclides - Occupational, Public and Medical Exposure - 9-12 September 2002 - New College, Oxford, United Kingdom
M. R. Bailey (a), E. Ansoborlo (b), P. Camner (c), V. Chazel (d), P. Fritsch (e), A. Hodgson (a), W. G. Kreyling (f), B. Le Gall (e), D. Newton (g), F. Paquet (d), N. Stradling (a), and D. M. Taylor (h).
The overall aim of the Concerted Action RBDATA-EULEP is to provide information to improve the assessments of intakes of radionuclides and of the resulting doses. This involves a review of the behaviour of radionuclides following intake, and the transfer of expertise on methodology by organising small training workshops. The main activity is the development of an electronic database, effectively an annotated bibliography, but the electronic format used facilitates extension, updating, and information retrieval. It consists of linked tables of references and experiments, with details and comments on the materials, procedures and results. By June 2002 it contained information on 524 inhalation, 282 ingestion and 164 injection experiments from 391 references. It will be extended, and Internet access provided. Prospective users include: groups developing standards for internal dosimetry, scientists conducting research on radionuclide biokinetics, and health physicists assessing the consequences of accidental intakes.
(a) National Radiological Protection Board, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 0RQ, UK
(b) CEA/DEN/DRCP/CETAMA, VRH-Marcoule, BP17171, 30207 Bagnols sur Cèze, France
(c) Karolinska Institutet, S-17177, Stockholm, Sweden
(d) IRSN/DPHD/SDOS/LEAR, BP166, F-26702 Pierrelatte, Cedex, France
(e) CEA/DSV/LRT, BP 12, 91680 Bruyères-le-Châtel, France
(f) GSF-Forschungzentrum für Umwelt und Gesundheit, Institut für Inhalationsbiologie, D-85758 Neuherberg/Munich, Germany
(g) Biosciences, AEA Technology plc, 551 Harwell, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 0RA, UK
(h) Chemistry Department, Cardiff University, P.O. Box 912, Cardiff CF10 3TB, UK