|Table of dose factors|
This table of dose factors for ingestion and inhalation shows some significant variations across the elements. As all the dose factors expressed in Sv/Bq are very small, they have been given mSv/kBq - equivalent to a millionth of a Sv/Bq. The beta emitters (tritium, fission products etc.) are displayed on a blue background. One can remark the much higher radiotoxicities associated with alpha emitters, especially when it comes to inhalation. When radioactive descendants are relevant, the symbol (*) indicates that they are taken into account in calculating the committed doses.
|@ Source: Annexe du Rapport CNE 2003|