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Darren Cottom

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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

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
News

Radonova joins metroRADON

Radonova becomes part of Europe’s largest radon project Radonova Laboratories has joined metroRADON, Europe’s largest project studying radon issues and measuring equipment. The members of metroRADON are the foremost national operators in Europe and include both companies and various universities and research institutions. As part of the interest group, Radonova will contribute its long experience of radon measurement with passive…
Darren Cottom
April 5, 2019
News

Radonova makes first delivery of radon detectors to Africa

Radonova’s first project on the African continent. Swedish Radonova Laboratories has received an order from the IAEA for radon detectors to monitor radon in Cameroon. The contract is not only for the delivery of detectors, but also for the analysis of radon samples. As a result, Radonova is delivering materials and services for use on the African continent for the…
Darren Cottom
March 4, 2019
News

Radon measurement season in full swing

On 1 October the radon measurement season got under way in Sweden. You can actually measure radon all year round, but if you want an annual average for radon levels in your home or workplace, you have to measure them over the course of at least two months during the winter when heating systems are on. In Sweden this is…
Darren Cottom
February 4, 2019
News

Vintage Illuminated Watches, Clocks and Dials Emitting Radon

In the beginning of the 20th century, scientists developed a way to mix “radium 226” with paint. This created ‘radioluminescent paint’. This breakthrough led to the new product being applied to clocks and telephones. Even airplane instrumentation panels (all now considered to be vintage), enabling the devices to glow in the dark. However the new approach led to unforeseen circumstances.…
Darren Cottom
January 11, 2019