In Illinois, the use of ionizing radiation sources is regulated by the IEMA. The following dose limits are taken from their regulations.
|Annual Occupational Limits||Adults||Minors|
|Total Effective Dose Equivalent (TEDE) or Total Organ Dose Equivalent (TODE)||5,000 mrem or 50,000 mrem||500 mrem or 5,000 mrem|
|Lens of Eye (LDE)||15,000 mrem||1,500 mrem|
|Skin of Whole Body (SDE, WB)||50,000 mrem||5,000 mrem|
|Extremities (SDE, ME)||50,000 mrem||5,000 mrem|
Other Applicable limits
|Other Applicable Limits|
|Dose to Embryo/Fetus (declared pregnancies) - 500 mrem|
|Members of the Public - 100 mrem|
|Unrestricted Areas - 2 mrem in any one hour.|
Additional information regarding dose limits can be found in Chapter 11 of the UIC Radiation Safety Manual.