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Derived Air Concentration-Hour (DAC-hour) The term 'Derived Air Concentration-Hour (DAC-hour)' as it applies to the area of nuclear science can be defined as ' The product of the concentration of radioactive material in air (expressed as a fraction or multiple of the derived air concentration for each radionuclide) and the time of exposure to that radionuclide, in hours. A licensee may take 2,000 DAC-hours to represent one annual limit on intake (ALI), equivalent to a committed effective dose equivalent of 5 rems (0.05 Sv). '.
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