Call us on +49 (0) 3528 / 48730-0

„It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how nature is. Physics concerns what we can say about nature.“ (Niels Bohr: „Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature“, 1931)

Accredited Radiunuclide Laboratory and Radiation Safety Consultants

Since its foundation in 1993, IAF-Radioökologie GmbH (IAF) has become a leading radionuclide laboratory and interdisciplinary radiation safety and radon consultancy. IAF is trusted by private organisations, regulators, authorities and governments in Germany and worldwide.

Our outstanding reputation rests on superior quality of our laboratory for more than 20 years, state-of-the-art analytical technology, advanced radiochemical methods. Our focus is on highest precision and reliability of results delivered and the conclusions drawn from them by us and our customers. Our laboratory stands out by client-oriented, flexible sample logistics, very short turnaround time and comprehensive client service. We go far beyond mere analytics and provide bespoke, scientific interpretation of the laboratory results.

As a leading nuclide laboratory and consultancy in the field of natural and artificial radioactivity as well as in the field of indoor and outdoor radon, IAF has been, and continues to be, involved in numerous high profile R&D projects, e.g., for the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection. Our innovative measurement and analytical methods are accepted by regulatory authorities and set new standards, for example in the highly efficient test procedures for surface contamination to clear/release materials from regulatory control (total alpha contamination or large amounts of metallic scrap) or in-situ techniques to determine the specific activity of NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials).

Our nuclide laboratory is accredited under ISO 17025:2005. IAF has also been recognised by the Saxon State Ministry for Social and Consumer Protection as an official monitoring agency according to Art. 15 of the Ordinance on Drinking Water Quality (2001).

The symbiosis of high end consulting competence and radiochemical experience combined with our comprehensive range of capabilities for sampling, in-situ measurements (especially in the field of indoor and outdoor radon) and other field work allows us to support our clients and provide one-stop, site-specific solutions to their radiological problems.

IAF is embedded in national and international networks and contributes to expert working groups in a number of fields, such as the development of guidelines and methodological recommendations. This ensures continued professional development at a high technical level. For example, IAF experts have been involved in the development of the recommendations on analysis methods for the amended Drinking Water Ordinance (November 2015). IAF has also been instrumental in developing the European ALARA Network for NORM (EANNORM). Senior staff of IAF are continuously involved in working groups of the German-Swiss Professional Association for Radiation Protection (Fachverband Strahlenschutz e.V.) and the IAEA, (e.g., IAEA ENVIRONET, IAEA ENVIRONET NORMDetermination of Environmental Remediation End States (DERES)). This ensures that our professional staff are abreast of new developments at all times.

News, Events

The revised guideline (January 2017) on analysis and assessment of radioactive substances in drinking water has been published by the German authorities and can be downloaded here (German only).

IAF has been awarded the R&D project "Verification of air tightness measurements as a proxy for radon tightness of newbuilds" by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS). The objective of the project is to verify the practical applicability of the so-called blower door method for the assessment of the radon situation in buildings and to lay the scientific foundations for the practical application of the method.


IAF is involved in a leading position in the project "Regulatory regime for nuclear safety and enhancing radiation safety and nuclear safeguards in Mongolia (MN3.01/12)" that is funded by the European Commission under the INSC (Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation) programme. Dr. Kunze of IAF is the Technical Team Leader of the project that is jointly implemented by Risk Audit, IRSN, GRS and WISUTEC. The project is a direct continuation of the project "Establishment of a Regulatory Framework for Uranium Mines and Milling Operations in Mongolia (MN3.01-11)". It has a duration of 24 months and will be finished in 2018.


The 8th EANNORM Workshop in Stockholm, from 5th to 7th December has been successfully completed. For details, abstracts and presentations click here.


The 9th EANNORM Workshop will be held in December 2018 at the Central Mining Institute of Katowice, Poland. Further information is available here.


Cookies helfen uns bei der Bereitstellung unserer Inhalte. Durch die Nutzung unserer Webseite erklären Sie sich damit einverstanden, dass wir Cookies setzen. Mehr Informationen

Ein Cookie ist ein kurzes Text-Snippet, das von einer von Ihnen besuchten Website an Ihren Browser gesendet wird. Es speichert Informationen zu Ihrem letzten Besuch, wie Ihre bevorzugte Sprache oder andere Einstellungen. So finden Sie sich auf der Website schneller zurecht und nutzen sie effektiver, wenn Sie sie das nächste Mal aufrufen. Cookies spielen eine wichtige Rolle. Ohne sie wäre das Surfen im Web oft frustrierend.

Close