- Conference date: 07–12 October 2007
- Location: Buzios, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Radon gas measuring services in Switzerland must be approved by the Federal Office for Public Health (FOPH). The maintenance of approval includes the obligation to participate in annual intercomparison exercises performed at the radon gas reference laboratory of the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI). In eleven intercomparison exercises since 1996 a total of 1,515 radon gas detectors was subjected to radon gas exposures between and Preparation and read‐out of electret detectors is performed by the measuring services. About one percent of these detectors were observed with false positive results. The quality of results of etched‐track detectors is determined by the quality assurance system and calibration of the supplier. In one case, a measuring service lost approval due to quality problems of the detector manufacturer. Double blind tests yielded less good results compared to the detectors of the same measuring service participating officially.
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