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September 1957

Maximum Permissible Radiation Exposures to Man: A Preliminary Statement of the National Committee on Radiation Protection and Measurement

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;100(3):353-355. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260090009002

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Abstract

The accompanying Preliminary Statement of the National Committee on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRP) presents in brief form the essential changes introduced by its new recommendations on permissible radiation exposure. In making the new recommendations, the Committee reviewed its past recommendations in the light of increased knowledge about the long-range effects of radiation exposure on the genetic make-up and life expectancy of man.

The NCRP is an advisory group of experts in various phases of the radiation field, and is made up of representatives from the following organizations: American College of Radiology, American Dental Associaton, American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Medical Association, American Radium Society, American Roentgen Ray Society, International Association of Government Labor Officials, National Bureau of Standards, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, Radiological Society of North America, U. S. Air Force, U. S. Army, U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, U. S. Navy, and U. S. Public Health Service. The

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