Field evaluations of digital radon detectors

Health Phys. 2007 Nov;93(5 Suppl):S184-6. doi: 10.1097/01.HP.0000279603.16084.81.


Recently, digital radon detectors were made available on the market for homeowners at a cost comparable to that charged by some service providers for a single radon test. Digital radon detectors provide an easy and less expensive way for homeowners to monitor radon levels in their homes. In order to answer a frequently asked question regarding the performance of such low-cost electronic radon detectors, field evaluations were conducted. Evaluation results are reported here.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Air Pollution, Indoor / analysis*
  • Air Pollution, Radioactive / analysis*
  • Canada
  • Equipment Design
  • Equipment Failure Analysis
  • Radiation Monitoring / instrumentation*
  • Radiation Monitoring / methods
  • Radon / analysis*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation*


  • Radon