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Study shows substantial differences in radon levels between Canada and Sweden

An extensive study conducted at the University of Calgary and published in the scientific nature journal Scientific Reports, shows significant differences between Sweden and Canada in relation to radon levels in houses built in 1980 and later. A team of architects, radon experts and cancer researchers have found that the average radon gas levels in new homes is 467% higher…
Darren Cottom
November 30, 2021
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Acquisition creates new hub for Radonova in the UK and Ireland

Radonova Laboratories has acquired 100% of the shares in GM Scientific Ltd. Through the acquisition, Radonova can continue its expansion strategy in Europe by establishing a new hub in the UK and Ireland. With GM Scientific as a subsidiary of the company, Radonova will also broaden its range of high-quality radon sensor technology. GM Scientific was established in 2018 and…
Darren Cottom
November 15, 2021
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European Radon Week Highlights Successful International Collaboration on Radon

The European Radon Week 2021 took place this year in Fribourg, Switzerland. It is arguably the most important event of the year for the radon community, as it includes European Radon Association (ERA) workshops alongside a focus on Radon Outcomes On Mitigation Solutions (ROOMS). In Fribourg, the ERA’s workshops concentrated on international collaborations on radon. The event brings together researchers,…
Darren Cottom
November 2, 2021
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New statistics show that all floors should be included in workplace radon measurements

Research measurement data of over 15,000 Swedish workplaces indicates that there can be unexpectedly high levels of radon, regardless of floor level or where you specifically measure. The findings confirm the importance of measuring sufficiently and not being satisfied with a small number of measuring points. An inadequate measurement can in the long run contribute to an unnecessary health hazard.…
Darren Cottom
October 26, 2021
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Industry Experts Convene in Switzerland for European Radon Week

Last year’s European Radon Week was cancelled due to the pandemic, therefore there is great anticipation for the 2021 event. The conference is being held in Fribourg, Switzerland and will take place between 12 and 15 October. The event brings together researchers, experts and industry representatives from across Europe and the rest of the world. The organiser is the European…
Darren Cottom
October 12, 2021
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Radonova Showcases Innovative Radon Solutions at GARRM 2021

Radonova recently attended the 15th International Workshop on the Geological Aspects of Radon Risk Mapping in Prague – GARRM 2021. The conference was the first of its kind since the start of the pandemic. On behalf of Radonova, Thomas Chauvin, Patrik Nôteberg, José-Luis Gutierrez Villanueva and Zuzanna Podgorska were at the event. The conference had two clear focuses – radon…
Darren Cottom
October 5, 2021
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What are acceptable levels of radon gas exposure?

The effects of radon gas exposure on our health are well documented and have been proven to be life threatening. In fact, Radon gas exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Therefore, long-term exposure to the gas increases the probability of developing lung cancer. Any exposure to radon gas provides a risk, even is that exposure…
Darren Cottom
September 21, 2021
Measurement

What type of units are used to measure radon gas?

It seems a simple question, but in reality the answer is not so straightforward. Firstly, we need to clarify exactly what we are talking about when it comes to radon gas. There are various aspects to radon: radon gas exposure, radon gas concentration in indoor air, radon gas concentration in soil, radon in water, radon exhalation, radon doses, etc. Depending…
Darren Cottom
September 7, 2021
Measurement

Why you should measure for radon levels

There is increasing global awareness of the detrimental health risks posed by radon exposure. Every day the issue gains more attention. New legislations are being introduced across the world to tackle the issue, and measuring instruments are being enhanced to attain better results. But the question remains, what is the best way of measuring radon levels in the home or…
Darren Cottom
August 24, 2021
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How does radon gas affect humans?

Radon gas is responsible for 55% of the total exposure of the general public to natural ionizing radiation (UNSCEAR report 2000). We can always find elevated radon levels indoors, and we are breathing radon gas everywhere. However, questions arise such as why is radon gas dangerous and how does it affect humans? Introduction: Rn alpha radiation and physics Radon is…
Darren Cottom
August 10, 2021