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A Guide to Understanding Radon Dosimetry 

This is a brief introduction to radon dosimetry which describes what it is and when and how to use it. It has been put together with the help of Radonova's radon laboratory experts. Feel free to contact them if you have any questions or want more detailed information.  What is the difference between conventional radon measurement and using a radon dosimeter? Normally, when measuring for radon, radon levels in a room are analysed using a radon detector or radon instrument, with…
Thomas Chauvin
October 27, 2020
HomeMeasurement

Should I be worried about temporarily high radon levels?

Radon levels in a house can vary considerably over 24 hours, and will be different depending on the day you take the measurement. However, if you consider the possibility of being exposed to elevated radon levels over a 10 to 20 year period, then the risk of developing lung cancer increases. Therefore, don’t worry about temporarily elevated radon levels just…
Thomas Chauvin
October 13, 2020
Measurement

The ultimate guide for radon instruments

The ultimate guide for radon instruments There are many different instruments to choose from nowadays. Prices for radon instruments vary widely, and they can cost from £300 up to £15,000. Basically though, ‘you get what you pay for’. This means that there is no cheap, magical instrument that will work everywhere. Major differences in capacity and function Generally speaking, cheaper…
Thomas Chauvin
September 1, 2020
Workplace

Radonova launches new software to simplify radon measurement during working hours

To simplify radon measurement in workplaces, Radonova has developed new software which works with radon instruments to make it easier to measure and analyze radon levels during the working day. “There is increased demand for both accredited long-term measurements at workplaces and radon measurements during working hours. In order to quickly obtain an annual average value and meet this need,…
Thomas Chauvin
August 18, 2020
Measurement

How Radonova provides optimal radon measurement quality

Radonova has always strived to scrupulously respect the regulatory requirements of all the countries in which we carry out radon measurements to ensure our customers receive a high quality of service. We meticulously take care to maintain our ISO17025 accreditation, participate in inter-comparative tests, while methodically following the measurement protocols defined by various national authorities. At the same time, we…
Thomas Chauvin
July 7, 2020
Measurement

New Builds – the importance of measuring for radon in soil

When radon is being discussed, it frequently revolves around levels of radon in soil. This is not surprising. Radon leaking or being sucked from the soil is the cause of elevated indoor radon levels in most of affected properties. However, it is important to note that radon content in the soil where the building is located, does not necessarily determine…
Thomas Chauvin
June 23, 2020
MeasurementNews

Seasonal workers are crucial to Radonova’s operations  

Radon measurement is largely seasonal, with May being the peak. But even from October, there are many days when thousands of detectors are sent to customers and then returned for analysis. To cope with the peaks across the year, seasonal staff play a pivotal role in Radonova's ongoing operations. We had a chat with 25-year-old Melker Lindberg who is now finishing his first season at Radonova.   What made you look for a job as a seasonal worker at Radonova?…
Thomas Chauvin
June 9, 2020
News

Head of Radonova’s Polish Division Qualifies for FameLab Final

Zuzanna Podgórska, an experienced radon specialist who manages Radonova’s Polish division, has made the finals of Polish FameLab. FameLab is an international competition to find and support the world's most talented new science communicators. Cheltenham Festivals held the first FameLab in 2005. Its partnership with the British Council in 2007 took the competition global, and to date, more than 10,000…
Thomas Chauvin
May 26, 2020
Measurement

Five steps which guarantee a quality assured radon measurement

Since the company’s inception, Radonova has prided itself on its industry leading quality procedures and processes in terms of radon measurement. Our measurement ethos and methodologies are globally recognised and importantly adjusted for the individual requirements of every country. To date, we have delivered radon measurements to over 50 countries. Due to our efficient processes and high degree of digitalisation, we offer short delivery and analysis times across Europe and North America.  So, how do we do this? There are five steps which are critical to ensuring quality assured radon measurements…   Accreditation…
Thomas Chauvin
May 12, 2020