The independent self-regulatory body for the radon protection industry

Radon Awareness Week 6th -12th November

HSE -The radioactive gas radon is a hazard in many homes and workplaces. Breathing in radon is the second largest cause of lung cancer in the UK resulting in over 1000 fatal cancers per year. However, radon hazards are simple and cheap to measure and relatively easy to address if levels are high. Under UK […]

Brownfield and Regeneration Network

Environment Analyst’s Brownfield & Regeneration Network brings together the brownfield community to solve problems, identify business opportunities and build connections. Date: Tuesday 7th November 10am – 12pm The upcoming online event, “Radon – Outlining the fundamental revisions of BR211” will provide an essential update on why the revisions were required, the radon protection system and […]

Members’ Meeting 8th November 2023

The next members’ meeting has been arranged for November 8th 11:30am The meeting will be held at the Radon Council’s Office in Corby. There is also a Teams connection if you are unable to make it in person.  We look forward to seeing as many members as possible as we have much to discuss regarding […]

20th National Radon Forum

The 20th Nation Radon Forum is being held on Thursday 2nd November 2023. The Radon Council will be present with two of our members speaking about the recent updates to BRE 211 of which The Radon Council has been heavily involved with. Come and find us as we are always ready for a chat. UK […]

Leeds council testing three areas for radon gas linked to health problems and cancer

Leeds City Council has said they are carrying out tests for radon gas at 10,000 homes across the city. The council has described the move as “robust and proportionate” and says in April, it was testing as a “precautionary measure” alongside the UK Health Security Agency. It has said there was “no suggestion” residents or […]

Boarding school fined £50,000 after pupils overexposed to radon radioactive gas

A private boarding school has been fined £50,000 after exposing two employees, five pupils, and two other children to high levels of radioactive radon gas. Five pupils at Kingswood School in Bath, Somerset were exposed to levels of radioactive radon gas almost 8 times the legal limit. Two other children, who were not pupils at […]

The UK Radon Symposium is being held on 23rd March 2023

This biennial event is hosted by the UK Radon Association and brings together both public and private sector organisations to share the latest news, views and regulatory information relating to the control of radon gas in indoor environments.With revised radon potential maps having been released in December 2022, we are delighted to have speakers from both […]

NHBC Standards and Building Regulations – radon protection measures

From 1st February 2023 plots commencing construction will be required to have radon protection measures installed in accordance with the updated mapping to demonstrate compliance with NHBC Standards and Building Regulations.NHBC informed customers late last year that the UK Health Security Agency and British Geological Survey published an updated radon potential map for Great Britain […]

2023 AGM, and Members’meeting

We are pleased to announce that the 2023 AGM, and members’ is on July 5th 2023 – start time 11:30am Venue: The Radon Council’s training room at the Head Office in Corby, Northamptonshire A zoom connection will be available.