Members’ Meeting

The next members’ meeting has been arranged for –   February 20th The meeting will be held at the Radon Council’s Office in Corby. There is also a zoom connection if you are unable to make it in person.  Topic: Radon Council Members Meeting Time: Feb 20, 2023 11:30am

Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report 2022 -Air Pollution

Chief Medical Officer’s Annual report 2022 – Air Pollution – “More than 1,000 lung cancer deaths occur each year in the UK due to exposure to radon gas at home”.It is good news to have the dangers of radon gas in the home so comprehensively acknowledged in this substantial report by Prof. Chris Whitty (UK […]

Release of a significant update to the Indicative Atlas for Radon in Great Britain

The British Geological Survey (BGS), in collaboration with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), is planning to release a significant update to the ‘Indicative Atlas for Radon in Great Britain’ and its underpinning data-product ‘Radon Potential for Great Britain’ on 1 December 2022. If you would like more information about this update please contact our […]

European Radon Day

The Radon Council are pleased to support and promote the European Radon Day. Deaths from Radon related lung cancer can be considerably reduced through radon awareness and implementing good practices, for example; testing of properties (homeowners, landlords, and employers) and acting upon the findings. In private housing, there is not an obligation to test for […]

Building regulations

Current building regulations provide guidance in conjunction with BR 211 and other documents/organisations to give all stakeholders up-to-date information with regard to protecting new and existing structures from the risk of radon ingress. With the threat that radon has to human health, it is important that all stakeholders, or any given project design team, use […]

Best practice guidance

The Radon Council has produced a ‘plain language’ document detailing its recommendations for how radon should be managed in both new and existing buildings. The Council advises that all those involved in protecting buildings from radon entry follow this guidance.

Radon: tackling the risks

The radon issue remains low in terms of public awareness or political focus. EIC has produced this position paper on radon to raise awareness of the risks and the actions that can be taken among government, regulators, developers, building owners and occupiers and related professional advisers.