|Table of dose factors|
This sample of inhalation and ingestion dose factors shows large variations between radioelements. As all the dose factors expressed in Sv/Bq are very small, they have been given in mSv/kBq - equivalent to a millionth of a Sv/Bq. The beta emitters (tritium, fission products etc) are displayed on a blue background. One remarks the much higher radiotoxicities of alpha emitters, especially inhalation radiotoxicities. The symbol (*) indicates when radioactive descendants are taken into account in calculating the doses factors.
|Source: Annex of CNE 2003 report|