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.

Welcome to UK Radon Awareness Week 2017

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 specific test has been carried out.…

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…