Gesundheit für Mensch, Tier & Pflanze

November 7 is radon day

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Radon is a radioactive noble gas that can accumulate indoors, especially during the cold season. It is odorless, tasteless and colorless and can damage the upper cell layers of the alveoli.

The actual radon concentration in a building can only be determined by measurement. The Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) enables a free radon measurement with two radon detectors in your private household as part of its activities for radon protection. For these measurements, the BMK provides a contingent of radon detectors twice a year. In principle, the measurement lasts six months, starting either at the beginning of January or in July. To register to receive an email reminder for the free radon measurement in December 2022, go here.

The Radiation Protection Act, which came into force in 2020, and the Radon Protection Ordinance designate radon protection areas for the first time in Austria. For all workplaces in the ground floor and basement, there is now an obligation to carry out a radon measurement in the affected municipalities. You can easily find the radon protection areas on the interactive radon map of the Fachstelle für Radon.

The European Radon Day 2022 is also dedicated to the Citizen Science Project RadoNorm: the project funds and supports initiatives dealing with radon testing or radon remediation in radon-prone areas.

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