UNSCEAR 2016 REPORT

SOURCES, EFFECTS AND RISKS OF IONIZING RADIATION

United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation
UNSCEAR 2016 Report to the General Assembly, with scientific annexes

Report to the General Assembly with Scientific Annexes  * +   (6.5 MB)

The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) assesses the levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation. UNSCEAR's scientific findings underpin radiation risk evaluation and international protection standards.

The scientific annexes provide the supporting scientific rationale for UNSCEAR's 2016 report to the General Assembly.

The annexes A and B provide the methodology for estimating public exposures due to radioactive discharges from electricity generation and compare the radiation exposure resulting from electricity generation including nuclear, coal, gas, oil, geothermal. solar and wind. The annexes C and D examine the biological effects of internal exposure to radiation resulting from selected internal emitters (tritium and uranium).

CONTENTS:

Report to the General Assembly  * (400 KB)
Includes short overviews of the materials and conclusions contained in the scientific annexes


Scientific Annexes:

  • Annex A - Methodology for estimating public exposures due to radioactive discharges (2 MB)
  • Annex B - Radiation exposures from electricity generation (1,8 MB)
  • Annex C - Biological effects of selected internal emitters-Tritium (1,5 MB)
  • Annex D - Biological effects of selected internal emitters-Uranium (1 MB)

 

UNSCEAR 2016 Report

Sales No. E.17.IX.1,
ISBN: 978-92-1-142316-7,
e-ISBN: 978-92-1-060002-6

* Please see the Corrigendum for the Report of the General Assembly issued in October 2016
+ Please see the  Corrigendum for Annex B issued in August 2017


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