as low as reasonably achievable


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ALARA

As 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.
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as low as reasonably achievable

, as low as reasonably practicable,

ALARA; ALARP

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.
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