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Dosimeter
A general term applied to devices designed to record Personal Exposure , as apposed to Environmental Exposure . The devices may be in the form of a Passive Dosimeter or an Active Dosimeter . Passive dosimeters will include Film Badges and TLD , whilst active dosimeters will include EPDs . The dosimeter is the standard way of measuring personal exposure for the purposes of complying with statutory Dose Limits .