International Commission on Radiological Protection
The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) is a global advisory body providing recommendations and guidance on radiation protection; It was founded in 1928 by at the second International Congress of Radiology in Stockholm, Sweden (later these were organized by the International Society of Radiology (ISR)) and was then called the International X-ray and Radium Protection Committee (IXRPC). Then it was restructured to better take account of uses of radiation outside the medical area, and given its present name, in 1950. ICRP is a not-for-profit organisation registered as a charity in the United Kingdom and currently has its scientific secretariat in Ottawa, Canada.
ICRP is a sister organisation to the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU). In general terms ICRU defines the units, and ICRP recommends develops and maintains a system of radiological protection which uses these units.
The ICRP produces regular reports disseminating information and recommendations through the "Annals of the ICRP" .
- Journal of Radiological Protection
- IRPA - International Radiation Protection Association
- National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements of the United States
- International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements
- Clarke, R.H.; and J. Valentin (2009). "The History of ICRP and the Evolution of its Policies". Annals of the ICRP. ICRP Publication 109 39 (1): pp. 75–110. doi:10.1016/j.icrp.2009.07.009. Retrieved 12 May 2012.