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Johan Olsson leads Radonova’s work to measure radon in workplaces

“It’s time the new Radiation Protection Act for workplaces was taken seriously” Sweden’s new Radiation Protection Act came into force on 1 June 2018. Now the country’s employers have to be aware of the radon levels in our workplaces. Employers also have to take action that may reasonably be required to tackle radon levels over the hygienic limit value of…
Christine Bolster
February 13, 2019
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