Radon

Radon is a radioactive inert gas that is formed when uranium decays. Norway is among the countries in the world where indoor radon reaches its highest concentrations. The Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) has a public responsibility for radon, and research work and studies are conducted in fields dealing with this theme.
  • Radon mitigation measures

    Radon mitigation measures

    If radon levels of over 100 Bq/m3 have been measured in your residence, radon mitigation measures should be implemented in order to reduce these levels. Radon levels should be as low as reasonably achievable and always under 200 Bq/m3…

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  • Radon measurements in residential dwellings

    Radon measurements in residential dwellings

    The Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) recommends that radon measurements should be performed in all residential dwellings. The Radiation Protection Regulations stipulates limits for the levels of radiation permitted in residentia…

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  • Recommendations for radon in dwellings in the Nordic countries

    Recommendations for radon in dwellings in the Nordic countries

    Radon down to low levels poses a risk for lung cancer. Remedial measures and radon prevention in new building should be promoted to bring the radon level indoors as low as reasonably achievable according to new recommendations from the Nordic radiati…

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  • Facts about radon

    Facts about radon

    Radon is a radioactive inert gas that is formed when uranium decays. Norway is among the countries in the world where indoor radon reaches its highest concentrations.

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