Research Activities



Environmental Radioactivity studies

Radon research
  Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless and radioactive gas generated from the decay of uranium which is found in the soil. It moves up from soil into homes through cracks in the foundation and from the building materials. The major health risk associated with exposure to radon in the home or the workplace is an increased risk of lung cancer.

The NPL activities in radon research include measurements of radon concentrations in houses, field and laboratory experiments, development of radon counting codes in CR-39 detectors, and research in radon applications in Geology with the  collaboration of the Geology Departments of the Universities of Patras and Thessaloniki.

  Radon website
  Radioecology is the scientific field which focuses on interactions of  radioactive isotopes with nature, on different mechanisms which regulate the migration of radioactivity and  its subsequent uptake in ecosystems and the food chain. Activities of the NPL include field sampling, field and laboratory experiments and the development of simulation codes.




Last update: March 7, 2016