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ALARA

noun \ ə-ˈlär-ə \

medical Definition of ALARA

:an effort, approach, or policy that aims to maintain the level of exposure to radiation or other hazardous materials (such as toxic chemicals) as far below regulatory limits as possible
  • Inherently, ALARA aims to achieve the lowest possible dose to the population …
  • —Jonathan M. Samet et al., in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention2006
often used before another noun
  • … believe strongly that the ALARA principle should be followed whenever possible …
  • —Eliot SiegelApplied RadiologyApril 2006

Origin and Etymology of alara

as low as reasonably achievable


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