What do you need to know about radon?
What is radon?
Radon is a odourless radioactive gas which can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer.
The risk of radon in Aylesbury Vale
A government survey found that radon levels are generally low across the district, and therefore the risks are minimal.
However, if you’re concerned, you can get an estimate of the radon level of your individual property from the UK radon website or buy a test kit from Public Health England for around £50.
If there is an ‘actionable’ level of radon in your home, there are a range of measures you can take to protect yourself.
See ukradon.org for more information and guidance.
For more general information regarding radon please visit the following websites;
British Research Establishment (BRE)
British Geological Survey (BGS)