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The Global Leader in Radon Measurements Kicks Off Another Year in Northern Spain

The Global Leader in Radon Measurements Kicks Off Another Year in Northern Spain

Blog posts   •   Sep 06, 2019 10:10 CEST

As our global team descended on the Northern coast of Spain for our annual kick off meeting, it was a good time to reflect on what has been an outstanding last twelve months for Radonova. One key highlight was seeing how our whole team embraced the purpose of our business, to decrease the number of lung cancer fatalities caused by radon exposure.

Accreditation guarantees accurate radon measurement

Accreditation guarantees accurate radon measurement

Blog posts   •   Aug 08, 2019 11:10 CEST

Accreditation guarantees the quality of a radon measurement, in part because the laboratory's measurement processes are regularly checked by independent organizations. The definition of an accredited radon measurement is a measurement obtained using radon detectors from a laboratory which is accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025 and follows the instructions that accompany the detectors.

Radonova Leads the Way in Progressing Radon Testing Research and Innovation

Radonova Leads the Way in Progressing Radon Testing Research and Innovation

Blog posts   •   Jul 19, 2019 15:30 CEST

Radonova was honoured to be the title sponsor of the invitation-only inaugural RAPID Workshop held in Calgary on June 3/4

How many radon detectors are needed to measure a workplace?

How many radon detectors are needed to measure a workplace?

Blog posts   •   Jul 03, 2019 08:10 CEST

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.

Radiation measurement: from timber to wild boar

Radiation measurement: from timber to wild boar

Blog posts   •   Jun 27, 2019 13:10 CEST

Radonova’s story begins in 1986 when a group of researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden were commissioned to measure the radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl accident in Sweden and beyond. Each year Radonova carries out a large number of radiation measurements on everything from wild game meat to timber. Our customers are authorities, private individuals and companies.

Busy Times in the Radonova Lab – Nearly 30,000 Detectors Analyzed in One Week

Busy Times in the Radonova Lab – Nearly 30,000 Detectors Analyzed in One Week

Blog posts   •   Jun 19, 2019 13:00 CEST

May always equates to a seasonal peak for Radonova. This year, the world's leading radon laboratory beat previous records for the number of detectors analyzed in one week.

Introducing Radonova’s Newest Product – ROBIN

Introducing Radonova’s Newest Product – ROBIN

Blog posts   •   May 09, 2019 15:00 CEST

Earlier in the year, Radonova took the strategic decision to broaden its range of radon measurement technologies.

Short-term measurement of radon: the right choice when selling a house

Short-term measurement of radon: the right choice when selling a house

Blog posts   •   Apr 25, 2019 09:10 CEST

Radon is an issue that frequently crops up in connection with the sale of a house. When time pressures are a factor and quick decisions are needed, up-to-date and reliable measurement of radon levels in the home is often overlooked. One solution in these cases may be short-term measurement.

Radon as a health risk – WHO report

Radon as a health risk – WHO report

Blog posts   •   Apr 11, 2019 09:10 CEST

The WHO’s latest report ‘Guidelines on Housing and Health’ describes how people’s housing and health are affected by a variety of factors. The report describes radon, among other factors, as a health risk. The report draws attention to the fact that radon should be regarded as a carcinogen on a par with tobacco smoke.

Radon maps don’t show radon levels in a specific building

Radon maps don’t show radon levels in a specific building

Blog posts   •   Mar 28, 2019 12:02 CET

‘Radon maps’ is a term that frequently crops up when talking about the risk of radon. A radon map provides a general picture of the areas where there is a risk of high radon levels. These maps are available at both national and regional level. The problem with radon maps is, however, that they are a very blunt tool for anyone wanting to find out about radon levels in a specific building.

Finland ahead of the rest of Europe  - Radon measurement in the workplace is commonplace

Finland ahead of the rest of Europe - Radon measurement in the workplace is commonplace

Blog posts   •   Mar 14, 2019 08:15 CET

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.

Benjamin Portin sees opportunities at Radonova

Benjamin Portin sees opportunities at Radonova

Blog posts   •   Feb 21, 2019 09:00 CET

Settling into a new job isn’t always easy. Benjamin Portin, however, has quickly become a part of Radonova Laboratories. After starting as a temporary worker at Radonova, Benjamin now works full-time in the company’s production and analysis department. As a world leader on a market with strict demands in all stages, the continued success is based on the company and employees being in sync.

“It’s time the new Radiation Protection Act for workplaces is taken seriously”

“It’s time the new Radiation Protection Act for workplaces is taken seriously”

Blog posts   •   Feb 14, 2019 08:30 CET

Sweden’s new Radiation Protection Act came into force on 1 June 2018. Now the country’s employers have to be aware of the radon levels in our workplaces. Employers also have to take action that may reasonably be required to tackle radon levels over the hygienic limit value of 200 Bq/m³. Johan Olsson of Radonova Laboratories describes his view of efforts to monitor radon in the workplace.

Radon measurement season in full swing

Radon measurement season in full swing

Blog posts   •   Feb 05, 2019 09:40 CET

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 between 1 October and 30 April. In practice, this means you have to start measuring radon levels by the end of February.

Guide to radon monitoring in the workplace

Guide to radon monitoring in the workplace

Blog posts   •   Dec 12, 2018 09:10 CET

To make efficient use of time and arrive at a correct measurement, the person monitoring a workplace should make the following demands of the laboratory where the radon detectors were bought. This applies whether you do the job yourself or use an external consultant. Measurements should be taken with radon detectors from an accredited radon laboratory.

Radonova’s measurement expert José-Luis Gutiérrez Villanueva attends IAEA meeting

Radonova’s measurement expert José-Luis Gutiérrez Villanueva attends IAEA meeting

Blog posts   •   Jul 02, 2018 12:00 CEST

As part of the work of improving coordination and contributing to more uniform processes for analysing and measuring radon, the IAEA recently organised a workshop in Sarajevo. José-Luis Gutiérrez Villanueva from the Swedish company Radonova was present as a specialist in radon measurement. We put some questions to José-Luis, who is one of Europe’s leading experts in this field.