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ICRP Publication 124

ICRP Publication 124
Protection of the Environment under Different Exposure Situations

November 2013 | SAGE Publications Ltd

In this report the Commission describes its framework for protection of the environment and how it should be applied within the Commission’s system of protection. The report expands upon its objectives in relation to protection of the environment and explains the different types of exposure situations to which its recommendations apply. Further recommendations are made with regard to how the Commission’s recommendations can be implemented to satisfy different forms of environmental protection objectives and additional information is also given with regard to, in particular, communication with other interested parties and stakeholders. Issues that may arise in relation to compliance are also discussed and a final chapter discusses the overall implications of the Commission’s work in this area to date. Appendices 1 and 2 provide some numerical information relating to the Reference Animals and Plants.

An Annex to this report considers some of existing types of environmental protection legislation currently in place in relation to large industrial sites and practices, and the various ways in which wildlife are protected from various threats arising from such sites. 

Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: Background
Chapter 2: Objectives and scope
Part II: The Commission’s Framework for Protection of the Environment
Chapter 3: Objectives of protection
Chapter 4: Reference Animals and Plants
Chapter 5: Derived Consideration Reference Levels
Chapter 6: Exposure pathways
Part III: Application
Chapter 7: Types of exposure situations
Chapter 8: Principles of protection
Chapter 9: Reference values for environmental protection based on Derived Consideration Reference Levels
Part IV: Implementation
Chapter 10: Introduction
Chapter 11: Selecting representative organisms and their relationships to Reference Animals and Plants
Chapter 12: Additional considerations
Chapter 13: Stakeholder involvement
Chapter 14: Compliance
Part V: Discussion and Conclusions
Appendix A: Tables of Dose Rates and Effects for Reference Animals and Plants
Appendix B: Assumed Basic Population Characteristics of Reference Animals and Plants
Annex C: Environmental Protection Legislation

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ISBN: 9781446296141