NT & RP Journal
FIFTEEN YEARS OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE MONITORING IN THE FEDERATION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
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Vol. XXXIII, No. 4, Pp. 325-417
December 2018
UDC 621.039+614.876:504.06
ISSN 1451-3994

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Pages: 395-405

Authors:
Begzada BašiŠ, Adnan BeganoviŠ, Maja GazdiŠ-ŠantiŠ, Amra Skopljak-BeganoviŠ, and Davorin Samek

Abstract

The personal dosimetry in Bosnia and Herzegovina started in 1960. After a brief interruption in 1990s, the dosimetry service resumed in 1999. Until 2013, the Radiation Protection Centre of the Institute of Public Health of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been the only institution  in  the  country  that  could  provide  this service. In 2013, this Center covered more than 70 % (1,485) of all radiation workers in the country. They mostly worked in medical institutions (1,417 or 95.4 %), while others are exposed to radiation sources in industry and  veterinary  radiology.  From  1999  to  2013,  the  majority of annual doses were less than 1 mSv (96.2 %). There are no registered cases of exceeding the annual dose limit (20 mSv). The results analysis shows the reduction of individual doses in last five years. Newly adopted practices in medicine, such as the positron emission tomography, could cause the increase of doses in the years to come.

Key words: occupational exposure, dosimetry, thermoluminescence dosimetry

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