Radon is an invisible and odorless radioactive gas that comes from the decay of uranium. This gas can be found everywhere and can move readily through soils and rocks. Radon can also enter homes and buildings through cracks in the foundation. The risk is even higher during cooler seasons when heating is utilized. During this time, buildings and homes can experience a “stack effect” (meaning heat moves upward, drawing in cooler, secondary air from the foundation) and takes in air containing radon from the soil below.
Long term exposure to high levels of radon can be dangerous to your health. Lung cancer is the biggest risk when inhaling radon over time – it doubles after an exposure of 25 years. Also, this risk rises for smokers whom may develop radon-induced lung cancer.
Dosimetrics is currently launching a monitoring service for Radon. We are cooperating with the ISO 17025 accredited Eurofins Radon Testing Laboratory in Sweden. The Radon Measurement is provided by passive Eurofins Radon Exposimeters. Due to the area of business, the Radon Monitoring webiste is in German. Click here for more information about Dosimetrics Radon Monitoring.