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Thomas Chauvin

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French Case Study: Radonova at the forefront of meeting increased demand for radon measurements

The recent changes in French radon regulation have raised awareness of radon and the detrimental impact it has on health, as well as the availability of local distributors and contractors that supply radon measuring devices. Radonova’s partner, Julien Ranouil from DosExpert, has been working as a radiation protection and radon consultant for many years and has first-hand experience of how…
Thomas Chauvin
March 9, 2021
News

Radon concern and awareness grows in Poland

Like many of its European counterparts, in the summer of 2020 Poland implemented new regulation in relation to radon in the form of the 2013/59/EURATOM directive. In line with other European countries, official measurements will now have to last for at least one month between October and March with a reference level set at 300 Bq/m3. Polish government recognizes radon…
Thomas Chauvin
February 23, 2021
News

From the pharmacy floor to customer support – Radonova continues to grow with Hanna Hällström as the latest addition

Hanna Hällström's journey from store manager and pharmacy technician to Radonova's support department illustrates the diversity of our workforce and the career opportunities offered at Radonova. Working in a technical customer facing environment, has given Hanna the perfect platform to work in Radonova's support team. – I started at Radonova in November and there was certainly a lot to learn about…
Thomas Chauvin
February 9, 2021
News

Introducing Radtrak³® – an upgrade to the world’s best-selling detector, making radon measurement even easier

Radonova Laboratories, the world-leader in radon measurement, has announced the launch of a new radon detector, Radtrak³®. Radtrak³ is smaller than its predecessor Radtrak²®, which simplifies both the deployment and delivery process. The smaller size and the ability to reuse plastic components also makes it more environmentally friendly. Radtrak³ provides extremely accurate radon measurements of annual averages in homes and…
Thomas Chauvin
February 1, 2021
NewsMeasurement

Radonova launches new radon dosimetry product  

Radonova has launched a new radon dosimetry product. To understand the rationale for the product launch we’ve asked Radonova's CEO, Karl Nilsson, a few questions...  Why did you choose to develop the new product? We see an increased requirement for a complete radon dosimetry solution. Put simply, the new service measures individual employee exposure to radon. Historically, mines and other underground workplaces have deployed radon dosimetry solutions. However, times change and in terms of the EU's new radiation protection directive and national radiation protection laws, the need to conduct radon dosimetry practices…
Thomas Chauvin
January 27, 2021
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
MeasurementWorkplace

Frequently asked questions about radon measurement in workplaces

Frequently asked questions about radon measurement in workplaces We thought it would be helpful to answer some of the most common questions asked about radon measurement in workplaces. Radon and health risks Radon is a decomposition product from uranium found in our bedrock. Because it is gas, it can leak into buildings through the ground. Depending on the building's construction…
Thomas Chauvin
September 15, 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…
Thomas Chauvin
September 1, 2020
Workplace

Radonova launches new software to simplify radon measurement during working hours

To simplify radon measurement in workplaces, Radonova has developed new software which works with radon instruments to make it easier to measure and analyze radon levels during the working day. “There is increased demand for both accredited long-term measurements at workplaces and radon measurements during working hours. In order to quickly obtain an annual average value and meet this need,…
Thomas Chauvin
August 18, 2020