Protect Yourself and Your Family from Radon
Radon is a naturally occurring colourless, odourless, radioactive gas that can affect properties of all types, ages, locations and uses. It is formed by the radioactive decay of the small amounts of Uranium that occur naturally in all rocks and soils. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking.
If you are moving into a property it’s important to check if it’s in a Radon Affected Area, or whether radon levels have been measured in the property.
We offer a simplified mapping system that shows detailed information about radon potential in England and Wales. The work was carried out jointly by the Public Health England and the British Geological Survey and was based on the results of measurements of radon in 460,000 homes.
If your current or future home is located in a possible Radon area it’s not necessarily mean there is a radon problem in the property; the only way to find out whether it is above or below the Action Level is to carry out a radon measurement in an existing property.
The map informs you of the estimated probability about a particular area is above the Action Level for Radon.
Raise awareness on Radon can help reduce the number of unnecessary deaths due to radon related lung cancer.
Compare radon levels in dwellings with Environmental Quality information to allow buyers to make informed decisions.
Assist stakeholders to reduce the radon exposure of the population, both in the home and in the workplace.
How do we do it?
Collecting the Right Data
We are connected to get all up-to-date average Radon information available in the Public Health England, the British Geological Survey and Worldwide.
Making Data Ready for Use
Data collected and sent to a data server within a cloud system that processes the information and provides conclusions through our experts.
We map the data and make it easier to read, providing other related information that allow people to compare and see patterns and main infected spots.
Did You Know?
- Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer deaths after smoking.
- An estimated 1 in 15 homes has high radon levels.
- Radon is linked to over 1100 lung cancer deaths each year in the UK.