Radon Measurement in your Home

It is shown that adjacent buildings constructed in an identical manner can present concentrations of radon that are  totally different. The propagation of radon in the soil and its penetration into the buildings take place under extremely complex dynamics. In fact, the type of contact between the building and soil, the use of particular building materials and building type are variable and for this reason make it somewhat difficult to assess theoretical concentration measurements of radon. The only safe method to determine the presence and quantity is to perform the measurement, using special detectors measuring instruments must be placed preferably in places where you are staying longer (for homes typically the bedroom). Since the concentration of radon in living areas, in general, decreases with increasing of ground clearance, the houses on the upper floors on the top level  rarely have concentrations that are high. The concentration of radon in homes varies during the day (values ​​are higher at night than during the day) and during coldest part of  the year. For this  reason, they are preferably  measured with passive detectors  that provide values ​​averaged over a period of sufficiently long time (3 to 6 months). It is also advisable to measure again in the winter period because in this season, most often all doors and windows are closed for long periods.

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