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Submitted by Cameron Lawrence, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)
   Commenting on behalf of the organisation
Document Occupational Intakes of Radionuclides Part 4

For a number of radionuclides, the Section for Chemical Forms in the Workplace could provide more detailed information relating to some specific common examples. Specifically the information for the various chemical and physical forms is quite broad.  The information provided for some radioisotopes, such as Europium and Gadolinium, is more reasonable in providing the minimal information for Chemical Forms in the Workplace and additional information for other radioisotopes should be provided similar to those examples.

The information provided on individual monitoring is very useful in comparison with previous documents. However this information is rather concise and not referenced appropriately to be able to follow specific methodologies for the techniques or measurement methods; this could be improved.

Overall the routes of intake section is very detailed with appropriate referencing detailing the studies reviewed that have resulted in the determination of the absorption parameter values.