Radon in education

  Simple radon detectors using a radiation sensitive plastic and a used yoghurt pot can be used to measure radon in buildings or in the soil as part of teaching radioactivity or as part of exploring the natural environment around.       Free plastic can be obtained from Track Analysis Systems Ltd as part of…

Discover – Test – Reduce

High radon concentrations can be found in any building, anywhere but some areas are more prone to higher levels. This is rarely a problem as specialist mitigators can install systems to lower the indoor radon concentration, lowering the health risks associated with radon. Testing for radon is simple and cheap. There are different technologies available…

Welcome to Radon Awareness Week 2016

The UK Radon Awareness Weeks starts on November 7th with the European Radon Day and in memory of Marie Curie, who discovered radium, the source of radon, a little over 100 years ago. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that emanates from the soil. It is everywhere, unavoidable and harmless outside. Radon can enter buildings…

An Open Letter from the UKRA Chairman

We hope that you enjoyed followed our blog during Radon Awareness Week last week. Now that this year’s campaign has ended, the UK Radon Association Chairman, Martin Freeman, has written an open letter of thanks to those who have supported the initiative, as well as setting down objectives for future work. You can read the…

A final message for Radon Awareness Week

As UK Radon Awareness Week 2015 draws to a close, we would like to leave you with a final message. Raising awareness is only the first step in reducing the number of people being affected by radon-induced lung cancer; more buildings must be tested and those found to contain elevated concentrations must be fixed. Effective…

Buying A Home in A Radon Affected Area? Read On!

Discovering that your dream home lies within a so-called ‘radon affected area’ can come as a nasty surprise to would-be homebuyers, and it’s often only flagged up late in the process. But what does this mean, and what should you do? As part of UK Radon Awareness Week, we are sharing information to help buyers…