Exposure Doses from Foods (Example of Calculation)
For example, the dose that an adult who consumed foods containing Cesium-137 will receive is calculated here.
Suppose the person has consumed 0.5 kg of foods containing 100 Bq of Cesium-137 per 1 kg.
Committed effective dose coefficients are defined in detail for each type of radioactive material, each intake route (inhalation or ingestion), and each age group (p.57 of Vol. 1, "Conversion Factors to Effective Doses").
- Included in this reference material on March 31, 2013
- Updated on March 31, 2015