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Assessment of the skin dose for aircrew

Meier, Matthias M. and Matthiä, Daniel (2017) Assessment of the skin dose for aircrew. Journal of Radiological Protection, 37, pp. 321-328. Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing. DOI: 10.1088/1361-6498/aa5eef ISSN 0952-4746

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6498/aa5eef


Epidemiological studies are a useful instrument for investigating the influence of environmental factors on human health. In this context, the determination and quantification of the corresponding exposure is a demanding challenge. With regard to the investigation of the potential health effects in aircrew due to cosmic radiation, their occupational exposure at aviation altitudes is usually assessed in terms of the radiation protection quantity effective dose, which is stored in and available from official dose registers in many countries. However, when biological effects on a particular organ are investigated, knowledge of the corresponding exposure of that particular organ is necessary. In this study, we investigate the differences between the skin dose and the effective dose for the exposure of aircrew to cosmic radiation using a mathematical model for the radiation field at aviation altitudes. Furthermore, we present a method to deduce skin dose values from the officially registered effective doses.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/111423/
Document Type:Article
Title:Assessment of the skin dose for aircrew
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Meier, Matthias M.german aerospace center, institute of aerospace medicine, radiation biology, linder höhe, 51147 cologne, germany; Matthias.Meier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Matthiä, Danielgerman aerospace center, institute of aerospace medicine, radiation biology, linder höhe, 51147 cologne, germanyhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1507-0143
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Radiological Protection
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1088/1361-6498/aa5eef
Page Range:pp. 321-328
Publisher:Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing
Keywords:aviation, radiation exposure of aircrew, skin dose, effective dose
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:05 Apr 2017 16:45
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:40

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