International Commission on Radiological Protection
The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) is an advisory body providing recommendations and guidance on radiation protection; It was founded in 1928 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 in the United Kingdom and currently has its scientific secretariat in Ottawa, Canada.
The ICRP defined the reference man in 1974.
- Journal of Radiological Protection
- National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements of the United States
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