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Vintage Illuminated Watches, Clocks and Dials Emitting Radon

In the beginning of the 20th century, scientists developed a way to mix “radium 226” with paint. This created ‘radioluminescent paint’. This breakthrough led to the new product being applied to clocks and telephones. Even airplane instrumentation panels (all now considered to be vintage), enabling the devices to glow in the dark. However the new approach led to unforeseen circumstances.…
Christine Bolster
January 11, 2019
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Acquisition of Gammadata provides Radonova with a Complete Program for Radon Measurement

By acquiring the radon measurement instrument division of Gammadata Instruments, Radonova Laboratories has further strengthened its position as a world leader in home and workplace radon measurement. Through the acquisition, Radonova has added several advanced instruments and products to its portfolio. Broadening its range of radon measurement technologies. By offering a comprehensive program for radon measurement, Radonova is responding to…
Christine Bolster
January 7, 2019
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Radon Entry Points – Basement

Below Grade WindowsSump PumpCracks in Foundation WallsFootingCracks in Concrete SlabFloor DrainsSupport PostsMany homes have basement areas. Whether finished or not there is always a potential for radon to enter your home through the basement. Not all homes will have every radon entry point shown, but the image shows the most common ones. Any one of these entry points could contribute to a…
Christine Bolster
December 28, 2018
MeasurementWorkplace

Radon can be a health risk in ordinary workplaces

Workplace radon is a so-called “inert" gas that emits ionising radiation, which means that radon is radioactive. Therefore it is also a potent risk. Ionising radiation can cause damage to cells, which in turn leads to illnesses such as cancer. Lung cancer is the most common form of cancer that radon can cause Radon gas is an element that can…
Christine Bolster
December 14, 2018
MeasurementWorkplace

Guide to radon monitoring in the workplace

Under the EU Radiation Protection Directive, 2013/59/Euratom, which entered into force in February 2018, employers must determine the radon concentrations in the workplace and take appropriate measures to address radon levels above the national limit for radon. With the introduction of the new Directive, questions often arise as to how radon monitoring in the workplace should be handled. How do…
Christine Bolster
November 30, 2018
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Radonova launches brand-new vacuum packs for radon detectors

Radonova are launching a new vacuum packaging solution. The new packaging enables us to vacuum seal radon detectors during transit which helps us to improve quality even further. This ensures safe transit and analysis can be done without radon leakages. The packaging technique will help prevent damaging effects from external factors on the measurement results. With radon monitoring it is…
Christine Bolster
November 16, 2018
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Radonova’s radon measurements get top marks from Europe’s leading radiation protection body

Radonova Laboratories has achieved excellent results in reference tests. The reference tests were finally conducted by the German Federal Office For Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz - BfS). Comparative tests of four different radon samples show us that Radonova's results in all cases differ. This with less than ten percent from the respective reference value. The BfS is Europe’s leading…
Karl Nilsson
November 2, 2018
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Radon Workshop – Radonova’s measurement expert attends IAEA meeting

Radon issues call for international coordination As part of the work of improving coordination and contributing to more uniform processes for analysing and measuring radon, the IAEA recently organised a radon workshop in Sarajevo. José-Luis Gutiérrez Villanueva from the Swedish company Radonova was present as a specialist in radon measurement. We put some questions to José-Luis, who is one of Europe’s leading…
Karl Nilsson
October 19, 2018
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Global study confirms the harmful effects of radon

Global study confirms the harmful effects of radon A study based on data from 66 countries and presented in Environmental Health Studies (EHP) confirms that there is a clear link between exposure to radon and the risk of lung cancer. Updated data from 2012 show that around 226,000 people died that year from radon-related lung cancer. That means that about…
Karl Nilsson
October 8, 2018
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Radonova launches new web application

Radonova launches new web application Information in real time and a completely new interface Radonova Laboratories is launching a new version of its web application for customers and partners – RadOnline. The new web application has a completely new and intuitive user interface. It gives users secure access to reports, measurement jobs and other data, all updated in real time.…
Karl Nilsson
October 1, 2018