Radon measurements

Assessment of the subsoil for soil vapour radon concentration

Radon measurementsWe have performed independent radon measurements since 2009. Radon measurements are used to assess subsoil in terms of the soil vapour radon concentration. The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) recommend preventative radon protection measures for new builds and when redeveloping existing buildings in order to protect health.

Radon is a colourless, odourless, radioactive, naturally occurring noble gas. Exposure to the radioactive decay of the gas through inhalation may cause diseases, such as cancer.

Radon is produced as uranium decays and can be detected almost everywhere in the atmosphere or soil. Radon issues in terms of potential health risks can occur where concentrations of the gas accumulate in subsoil or cavities. This may be caused by increased radioactivity in prevalent rocks or by previous mining activities.

We use state-of-the-art, reliable measuring technology for radon measurements in the form of the Bonn probe and measuring instrument “Markus 10”.