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Collective effective dose

The quantity collective effective dose (S) of a group of exposed persons who each receive an effective dose Ei is defined as:

S = ∑ Ei

The corresponding unity is manSievert (manSv).

By tracking the collective effective dose of the group through a number of years, one gets an impression of the development of radiation protection practices. However, if the individual dose for the 10 billion people on this planet each increases by 1 nSv, the product 10 manSv is not meaningful.

Related dose quantities:

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