Reference Girl: She is needed for now

As a health protection model, Reference Girl will afford more protection to our entire population fairly easily under the current regulatory regime. However, she cannot represent the totality of the exposure damage to our entire lifecycle.

For that, we would need a Reference Fetus, a more complicated standard and one that would better account for past radiation exposure and future impact. Nonetheless, Reference Girl is needed and can be deployed in the rapid fashion our health requires. More