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Three trends that will shape the radon testing industry in 2024

 In recent years, significant progress and changes have occurred in the field of radon and radon measurement. This invisible, odorless, and naturally occurring gas has gained  attention due to its potential health risks. Radonova Laboratories, the world leader in radon measurement, has compiled the global trends in radon measurement and how they are expected to impact the work in the…
benjaminportin
January 9, 2024
Workplace

What is the easiest way to measure radon?

Nowadays there are radon regulations all over the world that determine the parameter called radon concentration. Of all the radon measurement techniques, radon detectors based on CR39 plastic chips are the most widely used radon detection techniques throughout the world. What is a CR39 radon detector? CR39 is the name given to the plastic made from PADC. PADC stands for…
benjaminportin
August 22, 2023
Workplace

Study on follow-up workplace measurements receives interest at Canadian radon conference

Throughout the year, Radonova participates in several international conferences and events where radon is at the top of the agenda. In April, our development engineer Patrik Starck had the opportunity to present Radonova's studies about follow-up workplace measurements at CARST 2023 (Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists). We met Patrik, who tells us about the feedback he received and…
benjaminportin
May 23, 2023
Workplace

Five common mistakes when measuring radon in workplaces

The cost of radon measurement in the workplace usually lies in the amount of time it takes for deployment and collection of the radon detectors. Therefore, like in many other situations, it pays to do it correctly from the start. If not, hiring radon consultants for remeasurements can be costly. With experience from thousands of workplace measurements from many countries,…
benjaminportin
December 14, 2022
Workplace

Elevated radon levels can be found in all types of workplaces

A new study shows that different types of workplaces indicate minor differences in measured radon levels. When the world's largest radon laboratory Radonova carried out measurements at approximately 10,000 workplaces between 2018 and 2020, the variations between offices, industries, stores, and schools were inconsequential. The exception applies to underground workplaces, where radon levels, as expected, tend to be higher than…
Darren Cottom
June 22, 2021
Workplace

When was radon gas discovered?

To find out when radon gas was first discovered, we must go back to the 16th century when scientists started to study the reasons for diseases among miners in Saxony and Bohemia. Lung diseases were common among those miners, and it is clear that radon gas was responsible for the fatalities. At the end of the 19th century, a new…
Darren Cottom
May 25, 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