Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, found in small amounts in all rock and soil. Radon seeps out of the ground and can collect in enclosed spaces such as buildings through floors.
Most buildings have low levels of radon that aren't a problem and if levels are high they can usually be reduced for a reasonable cost.
Health risk from radon
Exposure to high levels of radon is associated with an increased risk of developing lung cancer, particularly if the exposure is long term at a high level and combined with cigarette smoking.
Much of the District is affected by radon. A number of properties have been found to be above the ‘action level’ and they have been treated and successfully reduced the radon concentration.
Please note that we cannot provide information on radon levels in individual properties or specific areas. For up to date data and enquiries please visit the UK Radon website or telephone 01235 822 622.
Radon Guidance for homeowners/buyers, employers, professionals and Landlords is available at the following link UK Radon Sector Guidance
Radon and Public Health
Radon measurement packs for your home or workplace can be ordered online here