The concentration of radon gas in buildings depends on many factors: the presence of uranium or thorium in soil and/or in building materials, the soil permeability, the morphology and tipology of the soil, the use of well water and life habits. Even in areas where are generally measured low concentration of radon the possibility that in some buildings there is a high presence of this radioactive gas (for example in house with pozzolan, volcanic stones, granite, etc. where high levels of radon can be measured even on the higher floors) exists.
The building construction techniques and the materials used have a great influence on the radon levels measured in the building.
Knowing the territory and knowing how much radon comes from underground or how much radon is released from the construction materials generally used on the territory helps the city administrations to plan the interventions to protect their citizens’ health.
For this reason LABORAD srl promotes the monitoring of radon gas at city councils in collaboration with Italian Radon Society to offer the best service possible to city councils to protect citizens’ health, especially in high risk areas for the presence of underground gases.