Limits from specific organisations

We give details on a different pages of the legal and regulatory situation in a number of countries.  In this section, we give details of some of the more important specific exposure limits that have been published.  The following table also summarises which countries if any they are used in.

LimitFull name of organisationWhere it is used
NRPB 1993National Radiological Protection BoardThe exposure limits that applied in the UK from 1993 to 2004
ICNIRP 1998International Commission on Non-Ionizing RadiationThe basis of the limits that now apply in the UK and Europe
EU 1999European UnionEuropean Recommendation on public exposure, based on ICNIRP (1998)
ICES 2002International Committee on Electromagnetic safetyNot yet adopted in any country that we know of
EU 2004European UnionEuropean limits on occupational exposure, currently deferred pending revision
NRPB 2004National Radiological Protection BoardRecommendation to Government to adopt ICNIRP (1998) in the UK
SBM 2008Institute for Building BiologyNo official status and not adopted in any country that we know of
ICNIRP draft 2009 (details no longer provided)International Commission on Non-Ionizing RadiationDraft for consultation
ICNIRP 2010International Commission on Non-Ionizing RadiationNew guidelines
EU 2011 (details no longer provided)European UnionCommission proposal to replace 2004 Directive on occupational exposure
EU 2013European UnionEuropean Directive on occupational exposures, replaces 2004 Directive and 2011 Draft.

The Bioinitiative Report also proposed exposure limits, but it is principally a review of the science so we deal with it in that section not here.