Radon is a radioactive, colourless and odourless gas produced in the decay processes of natural isotopes. It is hazardous and poses a risk when left to accumulate in buildings. Radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer deaths, second only to smoking.
Thanks to financing from the AIDA-2020 Proof-of-Concept and the CERN Medical Applications funds, the Radon Dose Monitor (RaDoM) team will work, in conjunction with Politecnico di Milano, to develop a network of smart sensors, based on CERN technology, to monitor radon and better tackle the risks of high radon levels.
In 2017, the RaDoM project was in the final round of the MassChallenge 2017 Start-up Accelerator Programme in Switzerland, with the goal of setting up a CERN spin-off company named Neasens.