Radon Gas Map
Not sure if there is radon gas where you live? Below is a guide to where Radon gas can be found in the UK.
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By studying our map below it is possible to identify the affected areas within the UK that have potentially high concentrations of radon gas. There is a common misconception that radon gas only affects the South West of the country, the radon map, however, highlights that the problem is much more widespread than previously believed.
The only true way to identify if your property is in a radon affected area is to carry out a radon test.
The Government recommendations are that a property with a yearly average radon level of 200 Becquerel per cubic meter is at risk. If the level of radon has reached this amount then action to reduce it should be seriously considered, especially if the owner of the property is a smoker or an ex smoker.
The average concentration of radon in homes within the UK is 20 Becquerel per cubic meter. Levels below 100 Becquerel per cubic meter remain low and a not a real cause for concern, however, the risk of exposure increases as the radon increases. Radon measurements can be carried out with two detectors both in the bedroom and the living room which lasts over three months. There is also an official radon map that is available through Public Health England.
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We hope our radon gas map below gives an indication to where radon affects the UK. Red areas are more prone to high levels of radon whereas green areas less so. Don’t forget though the only true way to find out if you have radon in your property is to carry out a test. If you have any concerns about radon and what treatments can be used to reduce the levels of radon gas then please call 0800 288 8660 or Email us today.