how can we measure radon

Testing your home is the only way to know if radon levels are high. You and your family could be at risk for lung cancer from radon

There two ways to measure radon gas, short-term, long-term

“Short-term” refers to measurements that average radon concentrations over days or weeks, while “long-term” measurements generally cover a season or more (several months to one year).  Long-term radon measurements are preferred because temporal variations of a factor of two or more commonly occur in repeated short-term measurements. Since radon measurements serve various purposes in different settings, appropriate measurement strategies and protocols need to reflect these differences. It is important to seek input on these protocols from stakeholders including researchers, radon measurement providers, builders, and officials who are responsible for implementing regional and national health guidance. In determining the best approach for each situation, consideration should be given to measurement variability and the predictive value of the results, given the uncertainties that arise from spatial, temporal and instrument variations.

Measurements in homes

Radon measurements performed in private homes should strive to produce reliable estimates of an individual’s exposure at a modest cost. CERT group has developed an effective radon meter that provides indoor air quality measurements for household and organizational use at limited cost and effort and maximum efficiency.

RadonCERT devices measure short-term radon levels and collect data on environmental parameters enabling it to predict long-term radon concentration levels with a deep learning-based estimator. The results are accessible easily and in real-time both on the device display and within our online platform and mobile application.   Contact to our team for specific information and resources in your area for testing and for a list of qualified radon testers.

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