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Dose Limits
With respect to Radiation Protection , dose limits are recommended by international bodies such as the ICRP , and then set as legal limits within individual counties legislation. For example, in the UK Dose Limits to employees of radiation employers, members of the public, females of reproductive capacity, pregnant employees etc are set out in the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999. Whilst dose limits set a legal maximum, the practice of radiation protection requires that all doses are kept as low as reasonably practical (ALARP ) as required by the ICRP concepts of Optimisation and Limitation .