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Radonova´s German partner expands radon expertise and portfolio to meet increased demand for radon measurements

Recent changes in German radon regulation law have raised awareness of radon and the detrimental impact it has on health, as well as the availability of local distributors and contractors that supply radon measuring devices and services. Radonova's partner Safetec has been active in the field of radiation protection for almost 30 years and knows firsthand how the market for…
Darren Cottom
July 6, 2021
Workplace

Elevated radon levels can be found in all types of workplaces

A new study shows that different types of workplaces indicate minor differences in measured radon levels. When the world's largest radon laboratory Radonova carried out measurements at approximately 10,000 workplaces between 2018 and 2020, the variations between offices, industries, stores, and schools were inconsequential. The exception applies to underground workplaces, where radon levels, as expected, tend to be higher than…
Darren Cottom
June 22, 2021
Measurement

Radonova´s Radtrak2 detectors receive excellent results in a Spanish radon intercomparison test

Radonova and ACPRO, one of Radonova´s distributors in Spain, have taken part in an intercomparison exercise with passive radon detectors. The Radtrak2 detectors used in the test got very good results when comparing to other detectors. ACPRO SLU has been authorized as a Technical Unit in Radiological Protection (UTPR) since 1990. The national intercomparison test was organized by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, in collaboration with the Spanish Radiation Safety Authority (CSN). For the intercomparison test, at least five detectors of the…
Darren Cottom
June 8, 2021
Workplace

When was radon gas discovered?

To find out when radon gas was first discovered, we must go back to the 16th century when scientists started to study the reasons for diseases among miners in Saxony and Bohemia. Lung diseases were common among those miners, and it is clear that radon gas was responsible for the fatalities. At the end of the 19th century, a new…
Darren Cottom
May 25, 2021
Measurement

Why calibration is fundamental to obtaining accurate radon measurements

In many countries, there is a requirement that a radon instrument should be calibrated once a year. This is important as many instruments lack the functionality to determine whether it is providing accurate results and working correctly. Why calibrate? Radon is a radioactive gas that is formed naturally when the uranium-238 isotope decomposes. The radon gas decays and turns into…
Darren Cottom
May 11, 2021
Measurement

How to accurately measure when conducting radon mitigation

To successfully conduct radon mitigation an accurate and reliable inspection is required to identify where radioactive radon gas is coming from. This can be achieved via a number of different radon measurement techniques. There are numerous reasons elevated radon content may be present in a building, but it mainly arises because of radon leakage from the ground and through building…
Darren Cottom
April 27, 2021
Measurement

Radonova launches new production line to increase capacity and delivery reliability

In order to meet increased demand for radon measurements, Radonova has launched a new production line in Uppsala, Sweden. Costing approximately 400,000 Euro, the new production line will enable Radonova to increase production capacity by 300 per cent. Customers will immediately benefit from higher delivery reliability and shorter delivery times. The increased requirement for radon measurement is driven by several…
Darren Cottom
April 13, 2021
Measurement

Academic world plays a crucial role in radon research and development

In such a specific sector such as radon and radon measurement, global knowledge exchange often becomes a decisive success factor. It is also one of the reasons why Radonova has chosen to take an active role in academia. When studies and experiences are shared, environments are created which are more conducive to collaboration and working more effectively to reduce the…
Darren Cottom
March 23, 2021
News

French Case Study: Radonova at the forefront of meeting increased demand for radon measurements

The recent changes in French radon regulation have raised awareness of radon and the detrimental impact it has on health, as well as the availability of local distributors and contractors that supply radon measuring devices. Radonova’s partner, Julien Ranouil from DosExpert, has been working as a radiation protection and radon consultant for many years and has first-hand experience of how…
Thomas Chauvin
March 9, 2021
News

Radon concern and awareness grows in Poland

Like many of its European counterparts, in the summer of 2020 Poland implemented new regulation in relation to radon in the form of the 2013/59/EURATOM directive. In line with other European countries, official measurements will now have to last for at least one month between October and March with a reference level set at 300 Bq/m3. Polish government recognizes radon…
Thomas Chauvin
February 23, 2021