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Report No. 132 - Radiation Protection Guidance for Activities in Low-Earth Orbit (2000)

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The purpose of this Report is to: (1) examine the new information about radiation environments in space, especially the radiation environment within vehicles in low-earth orbit (LEO), (2) to assess the risks to both women and men of various ages exposed to radiation in the light of the current risk estimates of excess cancer and other radiation effects, and (3) update the radiation protection recommendations given in NCRP Report No. 98 (NCRP, 1989). Other NCRP reports will deal with extrapolation of radiation risks from other biological systems to humans, biological research needs for deep space missions, evaluation of fluence and microdosimetric techniques as the basis for a radiation protection system for astronauts, and an operational radiation safety program for astronauts.
Scientific Committee:
R.J. Michael Fry, Chairman

E. John Ainsworth
Eleanor A. Blakely
John D. Boice, Jr.
Stanley B. Curtis
Charles E. Land
Donald E. Robbins
Warren K. Sinclair
Lawrence W. Townsend
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