protective action guide

protective action guide

[prə′tek·tiv ′ak·shən ‚gīd]
(nucleonics)
The absorbed dose of ionizing radiation in individuals in the general population which would warrant protective action following a contaminating event, such as a nuclear explosion.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last issued guidance on radioactivity levels allowed in drinking water in a 1992 "Protective Action Guide." Now, that guide is being revised following a recently concluded public comment period.
PAG: Protective Action Guide Source: William Rhodes III, Senior Manager, International Security Systems Group, Sandia National Laboratories, September 2010; analysis by Heather Pennington; graphics by Mona Aragon.
(5) Both agencies recommended "protective action guides" (PAGs).