Environmental Protection – Radon

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It cannot be detected by smell, sight or touch. It comes from the naturally occurring uranium that is present in all rocks and soils. It is present in all parts of the country, though as the gas disperses readily in the atmosphere the levels out doors are considered to be very low.

Certain geological conditions can lead to higher than normal levels of Radon in your house. Exposure to particularly high levels of radon may lead to increased risks of developing lung cancer.

If you are concerned about the levels of Radon where you live you can contact us and we will be able to provide an estimate of levels in the location that you live. Alternatively you can contact the Health Protection Agency (HPA) who will be able to advise you on how to measure the levels of Radon in your property, whether you need to take any measures to reduce it and how to do so.

HPA – (0800 614529) or www.hpa.org.uk (external link)

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