Project: Metrology for radon monitoring

Acronym 16ENV10 MetroRADON (Reference Number: 16ENV10)
Duration 01/06/2017 - 31/05/2020
Project Topic Radon is estimated to cause between 3 % and 14 % of all lung cancer cases, depending on the average radon level in the country - in Europe, this corresponds to around 15,000 to 20,000 deaths every year. Over the coming years, as part of the new EU Basic Safety Standards (BSS) Directive, public exposure to radon will become part of legal metrology in Europe. All member states will be required to demonstrate that levels of radon activity concentration do not exceed 300 becquerels per cubic metre. To achieve measurements at this low level, new calibration procedures for existing commercial radon monitors must be developed.This project will provide traceable measurement and calibration resources for the monitoring of radon, which will enable regulators to meet the new requirements and support implementation of the new EU-BSS across Europe. Improvements in the reliability of radon measurements resulting from the project will provide a better basis for the development of effective strategies to mitigate and prevent the serious health effects of this pollutant.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2016

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technischer Pruefdienst des Bundesamt fuer Eich- und Vermessungswesen Coordinator Austria
2 Budapest Főváros Kormányhivatala Partner Hungary
3 Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives Partner France
4 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
5 Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Fizica si Inginerie Nucleara "Horia Hulubei" Partner Romania
6 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
7 Sateilyturvakeskus Partner Finland
8 Institut Za Nuklearne Nauke Vinca Partner Serbia
9 Oesterreichische Agentur fuer Gesundheit und Ernaehrungssicherheit GmbH Partner Austria
10 Bundesamt fuer Strahlenschutz Partner Germany
11 Centralne Laboratorium Ochrony Radiologicznej Partner Poland
12 Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire Partner France
13 JRC - Joint Research Centre - European Commission Partner zx
14 Sofiiski Universitet Sveti Kliment Ohridski Partner Bulgaria
15 Státní ústav jaderné, chemické a biologické ochrany, v.v.i. Partner Czech Republic
16 Universidad De Cantabria Partner Spain
17 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Observer Switzerland