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With today’s tightly sealed, well insulated buildings, the air inside can be much more polluted.
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Pollution Source
Asbestos
Bacteria/Viruses
Carbon dioxide
Carbon monoxide
Dry Air
Dust Mite
Humidity
Lead
Mould
Nitrogen dioxide
Noise
Odours
Ozone
Particulate Matter
Pollen
Radon gas
Tobacco smoke
Volatile organic compounds (VOC)
Health Effects
Lung Cancer
leukaemia
Description

Radon in indoor air is the second biggest cause of lung cancer (WHO 1998, Darby et al., 2005). Radon gas diffuses through soil into residences in areas where bedrock contains in excess uranium. Radon evaporates also from household water into air upon warming. High radon concentrations have been measured indoors locally in several countries.

Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. Testing is inexpensive and easy it should only take a few minutes of your time. Millions of home in the UK have already tested their homes for radon

The test result is expressed in units that are directly comparable with the government Action Level. The Health Protection Agency recommends that radon levels should be reduced in indoor space where the average is more than 200 becquerels per cubic metre. This recommendation has been endorsed by the Government.

9% of lung cancer deaths are attributable to radon gas

For advice on reducing radon levels in your home or workplace and construction professionals and local government staff contact:

Building Research Establishment (BRE) Limited

Tel: 01923 664718
Fax: 01923 446711

Or write at:

BRE Radon Enquiries
Bucknalls Lane
Garston, Watford
Hertfordshire
WD25 9XX
UK


 
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