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Submitted by Prof Dr W-U Müller, SSK (German Commission on Rad. Protection)
   Commenting on behalf of the organisation
Document Optimisation of radiological protection
Although in the text of the document the dicision how to deal with radon has been postponed, Appendix A3: the application of optimisation for Radon exposure (p50-54) indirectly anticipates the decision. It is stated „the commission now recommends the use of dose constraints for radon exposure ... the upper levels of 600 Bq/m3 for homes and 1500 Bq/m3 for workplaces can now be seen as maximum constraints ...“. We suggest to delate appendix A3 at this point in time completely.