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Submitted by BERARD Philippe, CEA DSV Prositon
   Commenting as an individual
Document Occupational Intakes of Radionuclides Part 2
 


Here are my comments on the draft of Occupational Intakes of radionuclides Part II.


 First a general overview of Part II, it’s a fundamental publication and well done. This report and the following are expected by the profession and will be very useful for the interpretation of bioassay data.


 The part II needs to be performed for the performance criteria for radiobiossays for each radionuclide in the chapter individual monitoring.


 I have divided my comments into 2 groups


A – Important comments for modifications or changes


B – Technical comments for a need of additional explanations


 


A – Important comments for modifications or changes


 In  the whole document: the title of the Tables for individual monitoring are not identified (especially the detection limits).


 In  the whole document: there are confusions between typical detection limits and achievable detection limits. In the Part I, the criteria of the typical detection limits can be a range of values. For the achievable detection limits, it is obliged to be a value. In Part II, you can find a range for the achievable detection limits.


 Page 26 line 966 Tritium in urine


Typical detection Limit         : 50-100 Bq/l


Achievable detection Limit     10 Bq/l


 Page 27 line 971 modification of the text :”with a Detection Limit (DL) of 5 Bq/g”


 Page 30 line 1896 modification of the text :”no information DLs  for routine use of the technique”


 Page 30 line 1897 C-14 in urine


Typical detection Limit         : 40-60 Bq/l


Achievable detection Limit     5 Bq/l


 Page 61 line 2352 P-32 in urine


Typical detection Limit         : 5-15 Bq/l


Achievable detection Limit     0.2 Bq/l


 Page 73 line 2797 S-35 in urine


Typical detection Limit         : 5-15 Bq/l


Achievable detection Limit     5 Bq/l


 Page 83 line 3247 Ca-45 in urine


Typical detection Limit         : 5-15 Bq/l


Achievable detection Limit     5 Bq/l


 Page 116 line 4631 Co-58 in lung


Typical detection Limit         : no value


 Page 116 line 4631 Co-58 in Urine


Achievable detection Limit     0.2 Bq/l


 Page 117 line 4637 Co-60 in lung


Typical detection Limit         : no value


 Page 152 line 6116 Sr-85 in lung


Typical detection Limit         : no value


 Page 184 line 7404 Zr-95 in lung


Typical detection Limit         : 20 Bq


Achievable detection Limit     * see below


 Page 184 line 7407 modification of the text :”to calculate the detection limit(DL) in the lung”


 Page 197 line 7935 Nb-95 in urine


Typical detection Limit         : 5 Bq/l


Achievable detection Limit     0.5 Bq/l


Page 197 line 7935 Nb-95 in lung


Typical detection Limit         : 20 Bq


Achievable detection Limit     * see below


Page 197 line 7935 Nb-95 in WBC


Typical detection Limit         : 50 Bq


Achievable detection Limit     20 Bq


 Page 197 line 7939 modification of the text :”to calculate the detection limit(DL) in the lung”


 Page 210 line 8388 Mo-99 in urine


Typical detection Limit         : 5 - 10 Bq/l


Achievable detection Limit     0.1 Bq/l


 Page 210 line 8388 Mo-99 in lung


Typical detection Limit         : no value


 Page 210 line 8388 Mo-99 in WBC


Typical detection Limit         : 90 Bq


Achievable detection Limit     25 Bq


 Page 227 line 9114 Tc-99m in urine


Typical detection Limit         : 5 – 10 Bq/l


Achievable detection Limit     0.1 Bq/l


 Page 227 line 9114 Tc-99m in WBC


Typical detection Limit         : 90 Bq


Achievable detection Limit     25 Bq/l


 B – Technical comments for a need of additional explanations


 Page 48 line 1840 table 3-6


What is a baseline transfer coefficient?