ICRP Draft Report Consultation

The International Commission on Radiological Protection is reporting progress on 1) the new Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection and 2) Radiological Protection in Medicine.  Comment on these reports is welcomed.

Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection

The second round of public consultation on the draft next Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection met with overwhelming interest and ICRP has received over 700 pages of written comments and suggestions. The review process included several workshops and meetings organised by international and national bodies with an interest in radiological protection.

Based on this considerable and very helpful input from the stakeholders, ICRP has now prepared a substantially revised document, which is now being considered by the Main Commission of ICRP with the intention of taking a final decision concerning the Recommendation at its meeting 19-21 March 2007. The draft can be found on the ICRP Web Site.

Thanks to the world-wide scientific exchange of ideas during a process of public and expert participation that began with a journal paper 8 years ago, in 1999, and has since involved numerous international and national meetings and two rounds of full-fledged public consultation on complete draft texts, the main principles are now fairly firmly established. A number of organisations that are using ICRP Recommendations as a basis for their decisions are now keen for ICRP to complete its process so that they can update their system of protection accordingly, and the remaining amendments to the draft Recommendations will be primarily of an editorial nature.

The ICRP is now past the stage of formal consultations. Nevertheless, editorial comments are welcome, and may be Emailed to the Scientific Secretary of ICRP, Dr Jack Valentin ( scient.secretary@ircp.org), preferably before the end of February. Any such messages received will be posted for information on this web site after the March 2007 meeting of ICRP.

Radiological Protection in Medicine

The work of an ICRP Task Group is nearing completion. The report of the Task Group addresses Radiological Protection in Medicine. This summary constitutes a building block underpinning the imminent next fundamental Recommendations of ICRP, and can also be seen as amending and updating ICRP Publication 73.

The draft is posted for consultation on the ICRP comments page. On that page, just to the right of the Document drop-down menu, please click 'view document' to download it! The ICRP would appreciate your comments no later than Friday 6 April, 2007.