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Committed Effective Dose (E50)


The sum of the committed equivalent doses to various tissues or organs in the body (HT,50), each multiplied by the appropriate tissue weighting factor (wT)--that is, E50 = ΣwTHT,50 + wRemainderHRemainder,50, where wRemainder is the tissue weighting factor assigned to the remainder organs and tissues and HRemainder,50 is the committed equivalent dose to the remainder organs and tissues. Committed effective dose is expressed in units of rems (or sieverts).

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