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New Radiation Protection Standards for the 3rd Quarter 2013

Kyle Bach

Document Center Inc. is pleased to announce that the following New Standards on Radiation Protection are now available:


  • ASTM D5403, 1993 Edition Reaffirmed in 2013, Standard Test Methods for Volatile Content of Radiation Curable Materials
  • ASTM F2547, 2006 Edition Reaffirmed in 2013, Standard Test Method for Determining the Attenuation Properties in a Primary X-ray Beam of Materials Used to Protect Against Radiation Generated During the Use of X-ray Equipment
  • BS EN 50383, Corrigendum 1 for the 2010 Edition (Correction Sheet), Basic standard for the calculation and measurement of electromagnetic field strength and SAR related to human exposure from radio base stations and fixed terminal stations for wireless telecommunication systems (110 MHz – 40 GHz)
  • BS EN 60601-1-3, 2008 Edition with Amendment A1, Medical electrical equipment. General requirements for basic safety and essential performance. Collateral Standard: Radiation protection in diagnostic X-ray equipment
  • BS IEC 61275, 2013 Edition, Radiation protection instrumentation. Measurement of discrete radionuclides in the environment. In situ photon spectrometry system using a germanium detector
  • BS ISO 12749-2, 2013 Edition, Nuclear energy, nuclear technologies, and radiological protection. Vocabulary. Radiological protection
  • BS ISO 13164-1, 2013 Edition, Water quality. Radon-222. General principles
  • BS ISO 13164-2, 2013 Edition, Water quality. Radon-222 Test method using gamma-ray spectrometry
  • BS ISO 13164-3, 2013 Edition, Water quality. Radon-222. Test method using emanometry
  • ISO 12749-2, 1st Edition, Nuclear energy, nuclear technologies, and radiological protection – Vocabulary – Part 2: Radiological protection
  • ISO 13164-1, 1st Edition, Water quality – Radon-222 – Part 1: General principles
  • ISO 13164-2, 1st Edition, Water quality – Radon-222 – Part 2: Test method using gamma-ray spectrometry
  • ISO 13164-3, 1st Edition, Water quality – Radon-222 – Part 3: Test method using emanometry
  • ISO 15690, 1st Edition, Radiological protection – Recommendations for dealing with discrepancies between personal dosimeter systems used in parallel


For more standards on this topic, please see our Document Center List of Standards on Radiation Protection.


Exposure to radiation can come from many different sources.  Sometimes it is intended, in the use of medical devices dependent on radiation for results, and sometimes it is not intended.  In the interest of public health and safety, radiation standards and regulations have been generated over the years.

As you can see, some technologies are relatively stable — The 2 ASTM standards above are just reaffirmations which means that the technical content has not been changed.  Other areas are just being codified or are under review — the new standards on radiation in water are a good example.

If your business or product uses radiation, you’ll want to review this list carefully.  You cannot afford to miss new information when the safety of users is at stake.

Do remember, here at Document Center we’re working to provide you with the information you need to make safe and sustainable products.  We’re your Standards Experts.