Radon Awareness Week 2019 begins today, 4th November and we kicked the week off with a live interview on BBC Radio Cumbria.
Cumbria is a known radon affected area, with high levels being detected in many homes and workplaces across the region. We were interviewed by presenter Caroline Robertson about the risks from radon and what people should do to protect themselves. Our advice is to test your home and if high levels are found, contact a radon specialist to arrange for remedial works to be carried out.
We were joined on air by Claire Walters from Arnside, who tested her home shortly after moving in in 2016 and found she had levels of almost 1000 Bq/m3 – five times the UK action level of 200 Bq/m3. Claire has a young family and for peace of mind wanted to reduce the level, so contact a UK Radon Association member who installed a radon sump system, which reduced levels to a much more acceptable 50 Bq/m3.