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Elevated radon levels can be found in all types of workplaces

A new study shows that different types of workplaces indicate minor differences in measured radon levels. When the world's largest radon laboratory Radonova carried out measurements at approximately 10,000 workplaces between 2018 and 2020, the variations between offices, industries, stores, and schools were inconsequential. The exception applies to underground workplaces, where radon levels, as expected, tend to be higher than…
Darren Cottom
June 22, 2021
Workplace

When was radon gas discovered?

To find out when radon gas was first discovered, we must go back to the 16th century when scientists started to study the reasons for diseases among miners in Saxony and Bohemia. Lung diseases were common among those miners, and it is clear that radon gas was responsible for the fatalities. At the end of the 19th century, a new…
Darren Cottom
May 25, 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
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
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
HomeWorkplace

New calculator simplifies radon measurement in the workplace

To coincide with the start of the radon measurement season, Radonova has launched a web application that makes it easier to calculate how many radon detectors are required to measure radon in the workplace. Due to national radiation protection laws which were introduced across Europe in 2018, there is now a legal requirement to measure radon levels in workplaces. The…
Thomas Chauvin
November 5, 2019
WorkplaceMeasurement

Canon Business Center Conducts Reliable and Effective Radon Measurement in the Workplace

In order to comply with the EU's new Radiation Protection Directive, a new Radiation Protection Act came into force in 2018. This means that for the first time, the issue of exposure and measurement of radon in both workplaces and homes is included in different European countries Radiation Protection Acts. We met Canon's sales manager Mats Sonesson at their Uppsala…
Thomas Chauvin
October 15, 2019
WorkplaceMeasurement

How many radon detectors are needed to measure a workplace?

Since the EU's new radiation protection directive (2013/59/Euratom) came into force in 2018, it is mandatory that employers should be aware of radon levels in the workplace. The new directive has entailed new national laws in member states, which has resulted in an increasing number of workplaces measuring radon levels. However, at the same time, there is a lack of…
Thomas Chauvin
July 1, 2019
Workplace

Finland ahead of the rest of Europe

-Radon measurement in the workplace is commonplace  It’s not just in school education that Finland is ahead of the rest of Europe. When it comes to measuring radon in workplaces, they are a step ahead there too. Measuring radon in Finnish workplaces has been commonplace for a number of years for Radonova’s partner Suomen radonhallinta.   Even before the new Radiation…
Karl Nilsson
March 13, 2019