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Academic world plays a crucial role in radon research and development

In such a specific sector such as radon and radon measurement, global knowledge exchange often becomes a decisive success factor. It is also one of the reasons why Radonova has chosen to take an active role in academia. When studies and experiences are shared, environments are created which are more conducive to collaboration and working more effectively to reduce the…
Darren Cottom
March 23, 2021
WorkplaceMeasurement

Personal radon dosimeters give LKAB full control over radon exposure levels

The international high-tech mining and mineral company LKAB always prioritises sustainability and safety in the workplace. This includes ensuring that the working environment does not expose staff to radon gas levels above the applicable limit values. We met LKAB's work environment technician Johan Sjöström, who tells us how the company has used Radonova's personal radon dosimeters over the past year…
Darren Cottom
January 12, 2021
Measurement

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

With 2020 nearly behind us, the wish for a happy new year has seldom been greater. The longing for a more normal everyday life is felt by us all. If we all pull together, we know that time will come! At Radonova, we want to take the opportunity to thank all of our customers and partners for working with us…
Karl Nilsson
December 21, 2020
Measurement

First School Radon Map of Poland

Due to recent changes in the Polish Atomic Law, following the implementation of 2013/59/EURATOM directive, a Radon Action Plan has been created this summer. To implement the action plan, the Polish government has allocated a significant budget to conduct a large radon survey across the country which will take place over the next 4 years. Other projects will also transpire…
Darren Cottom
December 15, 2020
Measurement

Radonova receives top marks in French radon measurement intercomparison test

Radonova Laboratories has achieved excellent results in a comparative reference test carried out by the French state body IRSN (institute de Radioprotection et sureté nucléaire). Radonova participated in the test with its Radtrak2 detector – an alpha track detector used for long term measurement – and were awarded the best results of all participating companies. In the current reference test,…
Darren Cottom
December 1, 2020
Measurement

Workplace measurement: How to avoid unnecessary remeasurements

We are at the beginning of the radon measurement season in most European countries, so we thought it would be helpful to provide some tips on how to reduce the risk of remeasurement. Bear in mind that the main cost involving radon measurement relates to the time it takes to place and collect radon detectors. Also take into account the…
Darren Cottom
November 16, 2020
Measurement

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