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CCC-0422 RADRISK.
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CCC-0422 RADRISK.

RADRISK, Doses to Human Organs and Health Effects from Inhalation and Ingestion

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  RADRISK.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
RADRISK CCC-0422/01 Tested 03-DEC-1984

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
CCC-0422/01 IBM 3033 IBM 3081
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM OR FUNCTION

RADRISK estimates radiation dose rates to various human organs from inhalation or ingestion of radioactive materials, and the health effects in a reference population as a result of this exposure.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

The amount or radioactive material present in various organs as a function of time is computed by solving a set of differential equations. This activity is multiplied by dosimetric S  factors to compute the dose rate. The dose rates over the lifetime of the cohort are then processed through a life-table actuarial analysis to estimate incremental cancer deaths in the cohort, taking into consideration all competing risks.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM:
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

Running time will depend on the nature of the exposure case of concern. Illustrative examples are given below for  a wide range of radionuclides; each case consists of chronic inhalation of the given radionuclide over the lifetime of the cohort. Some example cases include: Pu-239, which with 1 significant nuclide in the decay chain took 1.5 seconds of CPU time, Pb-210 with 3 significant nuclides in the decay chain took 3 CPU seconds, and Ra-226 with 9 signficant nuclides in the decay chain took 20 CPU seconds. RADRISK requires 16 CPU seconds to compile, 1 CPU second to link and the sample problem executes in 5 CPU seconds.
CCC-0422/01
NEA-DB executed the test case included in the package on IBM 3081K in 3.4 CPU seconds.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM:
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

RADRISK has been developed as a synthesis of the programs INREM-II (CCC-0392) and CAIRD.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
CCC-0422/01 03-DEC-1984 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES

- R.E. Sullivan, N.S. Nelson, W.H. Ellett, D.E. Dunning, Jr., R.W. Leggett, M.G. Yalcintas, K.F. Eckerman:
"Estimates of Health Risk from Exposure to Radioactive Pollutants" ORNL/TM-7745 (1981)
CCC-0422/01, included references:
- D.E. Dunning Jr., R.W. Leggett and M.G. Yalcintas:
A Combined Methodology for Estimating Dose Rates and Health Effects from
Exposure to Radioactive Pollutants. ORNL/TM-7105  (December 1980)
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

RADRISK compiles and executes in 350K bytes on the IBM 3033.
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
CCC-0422/01 FORTRAN+ASSEMBLER
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED

An IBM OS/VS Assembler and FORTRAN H Extended Enhanced compiler are required.
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS:
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHORS

Developed by: D.E. Dunning, Jr., R.W. Leggett, and M.G. Yalcintas
Contributed by: Radiation Safety Information Computational Center
                Oak Ridge National Laboratory
                Ok Ridge, Tennessee, U. S. A.
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
CCC-0422/01
File name File description Records
CCC0422_01.003 RADRISK INFORMATION FILE 48
CCC0422_01.004 RADRISK SOURCE IN CARD-IMAGE FORMAT 3180
CCC0422_01.006 RADRISK ASSEMBLER ROUTINES 102
CCC0422_01.007 JCL TO RUN TEST CASES 86
CCC0422_01.008 LIFTBL TEST CASE INPUT DATA 333
CCC0422_01.009 RADRSK TEST CASE INPUT DATA 334
CCC0422_01.010 RADRISK OUTPUT ON UNIT 6 608
CCC0422_01.011 RADRISK OUTPUT ON UNIT 16 198
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17. CATEGORIES
  • G. Radiological Safety, Hazard and Accident Analysis

Keywords: health hazards, ingestion, inhalation, organs, radiation doses, radiation effects, tissues.