Internal dose coefficients for various gastrointestinal absorption fractions (Contract research)
Hirouchi, Jun ; Tokashiki, Yuji*; Takahara, Shogo ; Manabe, Kentaro
Doses to the public are calculated with internal dose coefficients based on the publications of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) in OSCAAR, which is a level 3 Probabilistic Risk Assessment code developed by Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA). The gastrointestinal absorption fraction, , which is one of parameters of internal dose coefficient, is given the recommended value. However, although it has been reported that has uncertainty, the uncertainty analysis of has been performed on few radionuclides. In this report, to evaluate the influence of uncertainty of on the internal dose, we calculated the internal dose coefficient with various , and derive the relationship between the coefficient and . As a result, we indicate that the relationships are expressed by a linear function for radionuclides with a half-life of more than 0.5 days and are expressed by a cubic function for radionuclides with a half-life of less than 0.5 days.