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„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

For more than 25 years IAF has been measuring natural and artificial radionuclides, indoor radon and offering advice on radiation protection. We work in many areas, including but not limited to the following:

Since 2005 our laboratory has been accredited according to ISO EN DIN 17025:2005. It is notified by the Saxon Ministry for Social Affairs and Consumer Protection and is an officially listed test laboratory for drinking water according to Art. 15 (4) of the Drinking Water Ordinance of Germany. Our customers include companies, governmental authorities and private clients.

IAF’s services go beyond the determination of radionuclides. They comprise scientific interpretation of the test results, explaining their practical relevance and complexity to our clients if so requested. Our laboratory results and consulting are of uncompromised quality. Our sample logistics is highly flexible and allows our customers to deliver samples at virtually any time day and night, and at weekends. Even during times of high workload we have opportunities to reduce the turnaround time of urgent samples according to our customers’ requirements.

In the field of radon measurements IAF prides itself of an impressive equipment fleet including a large number of dynamic radon monitors. IAF is one of the few companies that are accredited for indoor radon measurements. This not only makes IAF an ideal partner for radon investigations in buildings but also as the preferred advisor for radon protection and mitigation in existing and new buildings.

Collaboration in national and international networks (e.g., Radiation Protection Association of Germany and Switzerland, IAEA Environet/NORM, IAEA CGULS), involvement in R&D projects and work in technical committees ensure the continued training and professional development of our staff members. For example, IAF is founding member of the European NORM Association (ENA) that has been formed by merging the European ALARA Network for NORM (EANNORM, founded by IAF) and EU NORM.

News, Events
IAEA Webinar on Dose Assessments in NORM-affected industries
On 12 February 2019, Dr. Kunze of IAF-Radioökologie held an IAEA Webinar entitled "Realistic dose assessment in industrial activities involving NORM". The audio recording of the webinar can be found here.


On behalf of the Ministry for Environment, Climate and Energy of Baden-Württemberg, IAF is implementing the pubkic campaign "Von Grund auf sicher" ("Rootedly safe"). Key topics include indoor radon measurements, the definition of radon-prone areas and the protection from radon at workplaces and in homes.


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