Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, naturally occurring, radioactive noble gas that is formed from the decay of radium. It is one of the heaviest substances that remains a gas under normal conditions and is considered to be a health hazard:
Radon is a significant contaminant that affects indoor air quality worldwide.
Radon gas from natural sources can accumulate in buildings, especially in confined areas such as the basement.
Radon is reportedly the second most frequent cause of lung cancer, after cigarette smoking; and radon-induced lung cancer the 6th leading cause of cancer death overall. According to the same sources, radon reportedly causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States.
The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) is the national organization with regulatory, monitoring and advisory responsibilities in matters pertaining to ionising radiation. Since July 1998, every new house is required to incorporate some degree of radon preventive measures at the time of construction in accordance with the revised Building Regulations.
The degree of protection required is dependent upon whether or not your site is located within a High Radon Area. For more information on Radon in Ireland log on to www.rpii.ie
To download an application to measure your home for radon click here.
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