The Hidden Danger of Radon Gas

  • Robby
  • 4 Jun 2013
  • General

Radon, a natural radioactive gas, in households is the 2nd cause of the most deadly form of cancer - lung cancer. The risk increases if there is a smoker in the property.

 

It can affect any home as it comes from uranium in the soil & rock beneath properties and also from well water and building materials. Testing is the only way to know if it's present as it's invisible, doesn't have a smell or have a taste. Levels can vary, with the greatest danger in winter when windows are closed as well as over night.

The geographical distribution of radon

Radon is found across the UK . More information can be found here about specific locations in the UK from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

 

What should you do if you're concerned about Radon gas?

Testing for Radon isn't currently compulsory but is usually carried out as part of a house sale as good practice. However, if you are concerned and would like us to conduct a test please contact us for more details.

 

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