Summary: H.R.4733 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/18/2019)

Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2019

This bill requires the Department of Energy to conduct a research program on low-dose and low-dose-rate radiation to enhance the scientific understanding of the effects of exposure and to improve risk-assessment and risk-management methods.

Low-dose radiation means a dose of less than 100 millisieverts. Low-dose-rate radition means a radiation dose rate of less than 5 millisieverts per hour. (For comparison, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission limits an adult's annual occupational radiation dose to 50 millisieverts and dose rate to approximately .025 millisieverts per hour.)