Radonova Laboratories continues to expand and has appointed Thomas Chauvin. Thomas will be responsible for the company’s sales, business development and partnerships in the French market. Thomas brings extensive industry experience to the new French operation, enabling Radonova to make inroads into the growing demand for radon measurement and analysis in France. The announcement of the new division is another example of Radonova’s increased global profile which has occurred at a time when many regions across the world are being increasingly affected by stringent requirements for measuring radon in homes and workplaces.
Like many other countries, France has adopted new rules and legislation regarding human exposure to radon.
”In France, knowledge of radon has generally been low, even though radon levels in several parts of the country pose a health risk. However, that perspective is changing and there is now noticeably more interest in understanding the risks of radon exposure and how radon can be measured accurately in the home and at work. As the world’s leading radon laboratory, I am convinced that Radonova will contribute both knowledge and services in generating greater awareness across France”, comments Thomas Chauvin.
“We know from experience that in-depth knowledge of local conditions is required for international success. In this respect, Thomas has the background and experience to provide us with a stronger presence in France to ultimately raise awareness of how effective our portfolio of radon measurement technologies can mitigate the dangers of radon exposure”, comments Karl Nilsson, CEO of Radonova Laboratories.
Public sector and Workplaces driving radon awareness
“From my perspective, the areas of growth in regard to radon measurement will be in the public sector, authorities and workplaces. These are the institutions that will drive awareness of the harmful effects of radon. Any operator in the market will only succeed if they provide efficient processes, service and quality”, Thomas Chauvin continues.
“Radonova is accredited according to ISO 17025 and via RadOnline is the only operator offering an online service that facilitates radon measurement and analysis. Using this proprietary customer web portal, customers can capture detector measurement data and track the status of projects. This means we are perfectly positioned to meet customer demand as awareness of the dangers of radon exposure increases. I’m looking forward to being responsible for the company’s development and operations in my native France”, concludes Thomas.
Thomas Chauvin holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Nantes. For several years, Thomas has worked on various urban planning projects in France.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 3% – 14% of all lung cancer cases are caused by radon depending on where you live. WHO recommends a limit value for radon content of 100 Bq /m3.