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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
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
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
Measurement

The importance of returning radon detectors correctly 

At Radonova, high quality control standards and procedures are integral to our business. Therefore, it’s important to emphasise the significance of returning radon detectors in an appropriate manner to enable us to conduct precise measurements. To avoid inaccurate analysis values, “alpha-track” detectors such as Radtrak2, Rapidos and Duotrak, should generally not be returned in sealed bags. If the measurement time is less than 14 days, returning detectors in sealed bags comprimises industry standards.  There is a good reason for this. Radon is adsorbed into the plastic bag which covers the detector, which can provide elevated values of up to 10-20%, if the measurement time has been too short. The longer the detector is in a sealed bag, the higher the deviation. This…
Thomas Chauvin
April 28, 2020
Measurement

Instrument veteran driven by helping customers

Fredrik Lindén has worked with radon measuring instruments for many years. When the radon measurement instrument division of Gammadata Instruments was acquired by Radonova in early 2019, Fredrik became part of a knowledgeable team in a very busy workshop.  Close customer contact “I enjoy working at a company where my day-to-day activities are varied. They range from purchasing and inventory management to service, testing and production. Our instruments, and the services we offer, have a major impact on our customers'…
Thomas Chauvin
April 14, 2020