as low as reasonably achievable
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ALARAAs Low As Reasonably Achievable. A generic stance regarding radiation exposure, the goal of which is the least and lowest exposure possible and/or practicable, vis-à-vis licensed use of radioactive materials, the economics of improving nonradioactive technologies, the benefits to public health and safety, and other socioeconomic considerations.
as low as reasonably achievable, as low as reasonably practicable,
In radiology and toxicology, the term is used to express the desire to reduce to a minimum the exposure of living organisms to hazards and toxins.