The Laboratory of Natural Radioactivity (LRN), formally established in 1999, is coordinated by Prof. Doctor Alcides Pereira, and situated in the Earth Sciences Department of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra.
Acting in a creative, innovative and integrating academic cultured environment, the LRN, contributes to stimulate, develop and diffuse technical-scientific knowledge in the field of Natural Radioactivity.
The scientific and technological capacity-building directed at the domain of health protection in regard to exposure to radioactive substances, especially radon gas, it is a reference and the object of consultation by several National and International Authorities and by University and Multidisciplinary Research Centers.
In a continuous attitude towards innovation and integration of scientific and technological knowledge, its valorization and transfer, it provides to the community services of laboratory analysis, being in progress the process of evaluation and recognition of the technical competence_According to tests under the norm NP EN ISO / IEC 17025.