Radiation Protection Measurements Laboratory (RPLM) of the Institute of Atomic Energy POLATOM determines radionuclides in human urine to estimate the effective dose. Being an accredited laboratory, RPLM participated in interlaboratory comparisons in order to assure the quality of services concerning monitoring of internal contamination. The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of interlaboratory comparisons on the accuracy of the provided measurements. The results regarding tritium (3H) and strontium (90Sr) determination, obtained within the radiotoxicological intercomparison exercises, organized by PROCORAD, in 2005-2010, were analyzed and the methods used by the laboratory were verified and improved.
Filipiak B, Haratym Z, Pliszczynski T, Snopek B, at al. Estimation of radiological protection at Institute of Atomic Energy on the territory of Nuclear Centre Swierk and its vicinity and National Radioactive Waste Repository Rozan. IEA Annual Report B-16/2010.
Mingote RM, Barbeira PJS, Rocha Z. Methodology for rapid tritium determination in urine. J Radioanal Nucl Chem. 2006;269(2):475-479.
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