In 2011 the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), which issues recommendations on radiation protection, reduced the dose limit for the lens of the eye for occupational exposure in planned exposure situations from 150 mSv per year to 20 mSv per year, averaged over five years with no annual dose in a single year exceeding 50 mSv.
The NEA Expert Group on the Dose limit for the Lens of the Eye (EGDLE) is currently working on a report on the practical implementation of these revised dose limits across the globe. The group met on 24 September 2021 to discuss and integrate the latest comments received from member countries on the draft report.
Based on the results of a member country survey conducted in 2020, the report will provide an overview of the overall implementation status of the revised ICRP recommendations. It will also give insights on relevant legislative changes to lens of the eye dose limits, list challenges associated with recording doses to the lens of the eye, and identify opportunities for future work and international collaboration in radiation research.