ISO/ASTM 51940:2013 Preview

Guide for dosimetry for sterile insects release programs

ISO/ASTM 51940:2013 outlines dosimetric procedures to be followed for the radiation-induced reproductive sterilization of live insects for use in pest management programs. The primary use of such insects is in the Sterile Insect Technique, where large numbers of reproductively sterile insects are released into the field to mate with and thus control pest populations of the same species. A secondary use of sterile insects is as benign hosts for rearing insect parasitoids. The procedures outlined in this guide will help ensure that insects processed with ionizing radiation from gamma, electron, or X-ray sources receive absorbed doses within a predetermined range. Information on effective dose ranges for specific applications of insect sterilization, or on methodology for determining effective dose ranges, is not within the scope of this guide.

NOTE 1 — Dosimetry is only one component of a total quality assurance program to ensure that irradiated insects are adequately sterilized and fully competitive or otherwise suitable for their intended purpose.


General information

  • Current status : Published
    Publication date : 2013-04
  • Edition : 3
    Number of pages : 12
  • :
    ISO/TC 85
    Nuclear energy, nuclear technologies, and radiological protection
  • 17.240
    Radiation measurements
    07.080
    Biology. Botany. Zoology

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