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Sensors and Systems for measuring Radon gas in the home and workplace

Radon is a radioactive noble gas, that is, it emits ionizing radiation. If people are exposed to too much radiation at their work or home, it can cause cell damage leading to cancer.
It is estimated that up to 14% of all registered lung cancer cases worldwide are mainly due to ...

Sensors and Systems for measuring Radon gas in the home and workplace

Radon is a radioactive noble gas, that is, it emits ionizing radiation. If people are exposed to too much radiation at their work or home, it can cause cell damage leading to cancer.
It is estimated that up to 14% of all registered lung cancer cases worldwide are mainly due to radon.

How is radon measured?

Radon is measured with the help of so-called "radon detectors", small devices that are placed at different points in the home or workplace for a specified period of time in order to verify radon levels in those specific rooms. .

Therefore, it is best to locate radon detectors in rooms where you spend much of your time, such as bedrooms or living rooms. It may be worthwhile to place two devices in different places in rooms that are most frequently used by yourself or by people close to you to get the most accurate measurement possible.

Quick or long measure

Two different types of measurements can be carried out. The first one is a long-term measure. It is recommended to carry out this measure during the autumn-winter semester, since at this time it is ventilated less frequently. This is one of the most favorable conditions for radon accumulation in the building. Long-term measurements require two to three months and it is enough to position the detectors in the place where we want to know the radon levels and remove them after the exposure period.

For those who do not have the time necessary for this long-term measurement, there are also detectors that provide a quick measurement, which does not show the average level of radon throughout the year, but can provide an indication of the degree of exposure of the property with respect to radon. It is an alternative for those who are planning to buy a house or other property. Quick measurements take a maximum of 10 days to complete and can be done at any time of the year.

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