Radon Awareness Week Kicks Off with BBC Radio Interview

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…

Combining Science & Celebrity

We’re delighted to announce that this year’s campaign is being backed by TV & Radio property expert, Martin Roberts. For 14 years Martin has presented a popular property auction show, guiding viewers through the pitfalls and perks of buying property at auction. Yet he says that rarely, if ever, does anybody mention radon. Martin will…

Coming Soon: Radon Awareness Week 2019

With just under a month to go to the launch of Radon Awareness Week 2019, we’re busy preparing engaging content to help spread the message that indoor radon levels are increasing due to the energy efficient ways we are designing, building and improving our homes. Come back soon to find out more information about this…

Welcome to Radon Awareness Week 2018

Welcome to Radon Awareness Week 2018 Exposure to radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and is responsible for over 1100 deaths in the UK every year. High levels of radon can be found in buildings of any type, size or location with occupants unaware of the potential danger unless a…

Workers’ Lungs Need Protecting Too

High levels of radon can be found in buildings of any type, not just homes, so there is legislation in place to ensure that employees are not exposed to unacceptable levels of radiation whilst at work. Employers are legally required to carry out risk assessments under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations.…

Join The #LittleLungsUK Campaign

We’re delighted that so many people have already joined the #LittleLungsUK campaign to help us spread awareness of the dangers of childhood exposure to radon. You too can join the campaign; simply click here to print the logo then grab your camera and film your pledge. Don’t forget to tag @UKRadonAssoc on Twitter and use…

How Radon Affects Your Family – New Video

In this special video produced for the UK Radon Association, internationally renowned radiation biologist Dr Aaron Goodarzi explains how exposure to radon can cause DNA damage leading to lung cancer, and why protecting children from exposure to high levels of radon is particularly important.