What is Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring gas, produced by the break down of uranium in the soil. Radon is harmless in low concentrations, for example outside. However, if radon is allowed to build up indoors it can pose a serious health risk for inhabitants of the building. Public Health England have linked the inhilation of radon and its subsequent damage to tissue, to lung cancer.
Safe Radon Levels?
Radon is measured in Becquerels per cubic meter. Public Health England identifies 200bq per m3 as the 'Action Level'. Therefore, they recommend that remediation is required for any radon reading of 200 bqm3 or above. They identify 100 bq/m3 as the desireable 'Target Level', following remediation.
Radon Scotland Can Help
Radon Scotland offer a comprehensive range of remedial services allowing us the flexibility to reduce radon levels in a wide variety of buildings.