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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
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Is radon only in basements?

Radon is completely odorless as well as being invisible. Because it is often found unexpectedly in basements, some people mistakenly believe that it only occurs in basements. This is a dangerous assumption that may damage your ability to protect your home if you are not careful. Most commonly homes with basements are suspect for having higher radon levels. The fact…
Thomas Chauvin
March 3, 2020
HomeMeasurement

Rapidos – The world’s most accurate radon detector for short-term measurement turns 20

Radonova has been supplying Rapidos radon detectors for 20 years. In that time, over 250,000 units have been manufactured which have mainly been used for short-term measurements (between seven to ten days). This type of measurement gives a good indication of radon levels that may exist in the home or workplace. Normally, Rapidos detectors are used when you do not…
Thomas Chauvin
December 3, 2019
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Radon detector or digital radon sensor – which one to choose?

The market offers a variety of different radon detectors and digital radon sensors. As an individual, it can be difficult to know which one is the most appropriate for measuring radon in a house. To make things easier, we have put together a guide to better facilitate the choice of either a radon detector or digital radon sensor. In short,…
Thomas Chauvin
October 29, 2019
HomeMeasurement

Short-term measurement of radon: the right choice when selling a house

Radon is an issue that frequently crops up in connection with the sale of a house. Sometimes, time pressures are a factor and quick decisions are needed. Therefore up-to-date and reliable measurement of radon levels in the home is often overlooked. One solution in these cases may be short-term measurement. Correctly performed short-term measurement provides both buyer and seller with…
Karl Nilsson
April 24, 2019
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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
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Why is radon dangerous?

Radon measurement is often carried out when buying houses and properties. But what is radon and why do you need to measure it and why is it dangerous? Radon is dangerous Radon is an element with atomic number 86 and chemical symbol Rn. It is a so-called “inert” gas, which means that the element radon does not readily react with…
Christine Bolster
January 25, 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