The Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism is currently permitting the measurement of radon pollution in Austrian households free-of-charge, provided that the following conditions are met:
- The rooms tested are part of the living space;
- The questionnaire included will be filled out and returned;
- The anonymous data can be made available for storage in the Austrian radon database.
Measurements take about six months, beginning with July or January (application submitted by 15.6. or 15.12.). All applications received by AGES will receive radon detectors including instructions and a questionnaire about residential conditions and measurement procedures per mail from the National Radon Centre. The radiation detectors can be set up in the flat by the residents themselves. The detectors and the filled-out questionnaire must be returned to AGES following the end of the measurement period for evaluation.