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COIRA chooses radon detectors from Radonova for major international study

Radonova Laboratories will be providing radon detectors to a major international study to be run by COIRA (the Coalition of International Radon Associations). The aim of the project is to compare radon measurement results obtained by the world’s leading monitoring institutions in the field of radiation protection. The project started in August 2018 and will run for two years. “This is a…
Christine Bolster
March 22, 2019

Finland ahead of the rest of Europe

Radon measurement in the workplace is commonplace It’s not just in school education that Finland is ahead of the rest of Europe. When it comes to measuring radon in workplaces, they are a step ahead there too. Measuring radon in Finnish workplaces has been commonplace for a number of years for Radonova’s partner Suomen radonhallinta.   Even before the new Radiation…
Karl Nilsson
March 13, 2019

Radonova makes first delivery of radon detectors to Africa

Radonova’s first project on the African continent. Swedish Radonova Laboratories has received an order from the IAEA for radon detectors to monitor radon in Cameroon. The contract is not only for the delivery of detectors, but also for the analysis of radon samples. As a result, Radonova is delivering materials and services for use on the African continent for the…
Christine Bolster
March 4, 2019

Radonova uses date-marking for even safer measurement

Radonova Laboratories introduces date-marking for the detectors used in radon monitoring. Together with the recently launched vacuum packaging, the date-mark ensures that the monitoring and analysis work can be carried out with the utmost reliability. Tryggve Rönnqvist, technical manager at Radonova Laboratories, describes the benefits of date-marking the detectors: “By date-marking each individual pack, we further increase the measurement certainty…
Christine Bolster
February 26, 2019

Measuring radon in water – Radonova gets top marks in EU test

Radonova Laboratories has achieved excellent results in the comparative EU test “REM 2018”. The test measures the incidence of radon in water and compares participating laboratories’ analytical results with a reference value. Radonova’s analysis had an average deviation of 3.8 per cent in relation to the reference value. Deviations up to 15 per cent are judged to be an acceptable…
Christine Bolster
February 22, 2019

Benjamin Portin sees opportunities at Radonova

Settling into a new job isn’t always easy. Benjamin Portin, however, has quickly become a part of Radonova Laboratories. After starting as a temporary worker at Radonova, Benjamin now works full-time in the company’s production and analysis department. “Naturally, it helps that, in my case, I worked at Radonova while I was studying. But I get the feeling that this…
Karl Nilsson
February 19, 2019

Johan Olsson leads Radonova’s work to measure radon in workplaces

“It’s time the new Radiation Protection Act for workplaces was taken seriously” Sweden’s new Radiation Protection Act came into force on 1 June 2018. Now the country’s employers have to be aware of the radon levels in our workplaces. Employers also have to take action that may reasonably be required to tackle radon levels over the hygienic limit value of…
Christine Bolster
February 13, 2019
How to measure radon
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How do you measure radon?

Radon is a so-called “inert” gas that is also radioactive. It emits ionising radiation. If people suffer excessive exposure to this radiation in their workplace or at home, it can lead to cell damage and therefore to cancer. Radon is responsible for up to 14% of all cases of lung cancer in the world. So measurements are crucial. Radon comes…
Christine Bolster
February 8, 2019