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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
MeasurementWorkplace

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

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

With 2020 nearly behind us, the wish for a happy new year has seldom been greater. The longing for a more normal everyday life is felt by us all. If we all pull together, we know that time will come! At Radonova, we want to take the opportunity to thank all of our customers and partners for working with us…
Karl Nilsson
December 21, 2020
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
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