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…

Radon in the Workplace: Are You Compliant?

As UK Radon Awareness Week continues, today’s focus is on radon in the workplace. In the UK, the Management of Health & Safety At Work Regulations 1999 require all employers to assess all hazards that may be posed to staff when at their place of work. This includes radon, yet many employers are unaware of…

What Takes Your Breath Away?

As part of UK Radon Awareness Week, we wanted to find out how much members of the public knew about leading causes of lung cancer. Thank you to the people of Bristol who took part in this video. The UK Radon Association team will be in Bath today (Monday 9th November) asking the same question…