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dc.contributor.authorAndersson, Pal-
dc.contributor.authorGarnier-Laplace, Jacqueline-
dc.contributor.authorBeresford, Nicholas A-
dc.contributor.authorCopplestone, David-
dc.contributor.authorHoward, Brenda J-
dc.contributor.authorHowe, Paul-
dc.contributor.authorOughton, Deborah-
dc.contributor.authorWhitehouse, Paul-
dc.description.abstractCriteria are needed to be able to judge the level of risk associated with dose rates estimated for non-human biota. In this paper, European guidance on the derivation of predicted no-effect chemical concentrations has been applied to appropriate radiation sensitivity data. A species sensitivity distribution fitted to the data for all species resulted in a generic predicted no-effect dose rate of 10 μGy h−1. Currently, data are inadequate to derive screening values for separate organism groups. A second, higher, benchmark could aid in decision making by putting results into context on the scale of no effect to a risk of ‘serious’ effect. The need for, meaning and use of such a value needs to be debated by the wider community. This paper explores potential approaches of deriving scientific input to this debate. The concepts proposed in this paper are broadly consistent with the framework for human proten_UK
dc.relationAndersson P, Garnier-Laplace J, Beresford NA, Copplestone D, Howard BJ, Howe P, Oughton D & Whitehouse P (2009) Protection of the environment from ionising radiation in a regulatory context (protect): proposed numerical benchmark values, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 100 (12), pp. 1100-1108.-
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dc.subjectScreening valuesen_UK
dc.subjectPredicted no-effect dose rateen_UK
dc.subjectSpecies sensitivity distributionen_UK
dc.subjectEcological risk assessmenten_UK
dc.subjectRadiation protectionen_UK
dc.subjectIonising radiationen_UK
dc.titleProtection of the environment from ionising radiation in a regulatory context (protect): proposed numerical benchmark valuesen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Environmental Radioactivity-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.contributor.affiliationSwedish Radiation Safety Authority-
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire DEI/SECRE, France-
dc.contributor.affiliationLancaster Environment Centre-
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciences-
dc.contributor.affiliationLancaster Environment Centre-
dc.contributor.affiliationCentre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)-
dc.contributor.affiliationNorwegian University of Life Sciences-
dc.contributor.affiliationEnvironment Agency-
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