Radon Tests and Reports

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that you cannot see, hear, feel or taste. It comes from the minute amounts of uranium that occur in all rocks and soils. Radon is present in all parts of the UK although the gas disperses outdoors so levels are generally very low. We all breathe it in throughout our lives. For most UK residents, Radon accounts for half of their total annual radiation dosage however, geological conditions in certain areas can lead to higher than average levels of Radon gas.

Exposure to particularly high levels of Radon increase the risk of developing lung cancer and it’s proved that an average of 1,100 deaths a year are caused by Radon gas. This happens because Radon produces a radioactive dust in the air we breathe, the dust gets trapped in our airways and emits radiation that damages the inside of our lungs. This damage, like the damage caused by smoking increases our risk of lung cancer.

Pali can provide area specific Radon Tests and Reports which determine whether a property is in a radon affected area and Radon Gas Detection Kits can be placed in buildings to determine Radon gas levels within that specific property.

The Health Protection Agency recommends that Radon levels should be reduced in homes where the average is more than 200 Becquerel’s per metre cubed and this recommendation has been endorsed by the Government. The Action Level refers to the annual average concentration in a home, so Radon measurements are carried out with two detectors (in a bedroom and living room) over three months, to average out short-term fluctuations.

If your Radon Report comes back with high levels of Radon Gas, you can reduce them by fitting a simple quiet fan in the roof area of the house that will blow continuous fresh air into your living space.

There are other ways of reducing Radon Gas in buildings and most are simple and cheap. Most new properties in Radon affected areas are constructed with Radon reduction methods built in.

If you would like to order a Radon Test and Report please Contact Us.

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