Calculate Your Radiation Dose
- Enter values or select entries where options are provided. (Some entries for the annual dose calculator are already filled in.)
- Click the "calculate dose" button.
- The amount of radiation exposure is usually expressed in a unit called millirem (mrem). In the United States, the average person is exposed to an effective dose equivalent of approximately 620 mrem (whole-body exposure) per year from all sources (NCRP Report No.160).
- The dose calculator is based on the American Nuclear Society's brochure, "Personal Radiation Dose Chart". The primary sources of information we relied on are the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements Reports #92-#95, and #100. Please remember that the values used in the calculator are general averages and do not provide precise individual dose calculations.
Council on Radiation
Protection and Measurements
CRP’s mission is to formulate and widely disseminate information, guidance and recommendations on radiation protection and measurements which represent the consensus of leading scientific thinking.
- Special thanks to UT-ANS group for providing the CGI script that was used to construct this yearly dose calculator web page.
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