Radon gas hazard

Appleton, J.D.; Jones, D.G.; Miles, J.C.H.; Scivyer, C.. 2020 Radon gas hazard. In: Giles, D.P.; Griffiths, J.S., (eds.) Geological hazards in the UK: their occurrence, monitoring and mitigation engineering group working party report. Geological Society of London, 433-456. (Engineering Geology Special Publications, 29, 29).

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Radon (222Rn) is a natural radioactive gas that occurs in rocks and soils and can only be detected with special equipment. Radon is a major cause of lung cancer. Therefore, early detection is essential. The British Geological Survey and Public Health England have produced a series of maps showing radon affected areas based on underlying geology and indoor radon measurements, which help to identify radon-affected buildings. Many factors influence how much radon accumulates in buildings. Remedial work can be undertaken to reduce its passage into homes and workplaces and new buildings can be built with radon preventative measures.

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Date made live: 24 Dec 2020 11:56 +0 (UTC)

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