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Sligo home found with 13 times the acceptable level of cancer-causing radon gas.

Sligo home found with 13 times the acceptable level of cancer-causing radon gas. Occupants received radiation dose equivalent to 3,000 chest X-rays per year The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) has identified a house in county Sligo with extremely high concentrations of radon gas. The home, located in the Ballymote area, had radon levels [...]

By |April 30th, 2010|Radon News|Comments Off on Sligo home found with 13 times the acceptable level of cancer-causing radon gas.

RPII to highlight danger of exposure to cancer causing radon gas during an awareness drive in Carlow

RPII to highlight danger of exposure to cancer causing radon gas during an awareness drive in Carlow Almost one in 6 homes measured have high levels of radon. The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) is to host a week long awareness drive in Carlow to highlight the dangers of exposure to radon gas. The [...]

By |April 12th, 2010|Radon News|Comments Off on RPII to highlight danger of exposure to cancer causing radon gas during an awareness drive in Carlow

RPII public awarness campaign to highlight dangers of radon in Sligo.

RPII to highlight danger of exposure to cancer causing radon gas during an awareness drive in Sligo Almost a quarter of homes measured in Sligo have high levels. The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) is to host a week long awareness drive in Sligo to highlight the dangers of exposure to radon gas. The [...]

By |March 18th, 2010|Radon News|Comments Off on RPII public awarness campaign to highlight dangers of radon in Sligo.

Public Meeting to raise awareness of radon danger in Sligo on December 8th

Ireland has the sixth highest radon levels in the world and Sligo has the highest average radon levels of any county in Ireland. Over a quarter of homes tested in Sligo were found to have excessively high radon levels. Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that is linked to some 200 lung cancer deaths in [...]

By |December 1st, 2009|Radon News|Comments Off on Public Meeting to raise awareness of radon danger in Sligo on December 8th

Nothern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) publishes new Radon map for NI.

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) today published a new Radon in Dwellings map as part of the Radon in Dwellings in Northern Ireland: 2009 Review and Atlas Report. Robert Larmour, NIEA Principal Pollution Inspector, explained: “Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas formed as a result of the radioactive decay of uranium, which is [...]

By |November 25th, 2009|Radon News|Comments Off on Nothern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) publishes new Radon map for NI.

The RPII announces that a 1 month home radon test protocol will be published in 2010.

The RPII announced yesterday at The Annual Radon Forum in Dublin that it will publish a 1 month home radon test protocol in 2010. Radon concentrations vary from day to day with changing weather conditions and changing ventilation rates, etc. and for this reason home radon tests are normally carried over a minimum of 3 [...]

By |November 21st, 2009|Radon News|Comments Off on The RPII announces that a 1 month home radon test protocol will be published in 2010.

Seventh National Radon Forum to be held November 19th

Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland Seventh Irish National Radon Forum To be held on the morning of Thursday 19th November 2009 in Dublin. ADMISSION FREE This years National Radon Forum will be held in No. 6, Kildare Street, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland on the 19th November 2009. The forum will review the elements [...]

By |November 10th, 2009|Radon News|Comments Off on Seventh National Radon Forum to be held November 19th

Radon may be the cause of 300 deaths yearly in Denmark.

Radon may be the cause of 300 deaths yearly in Denmark. Hundreds of people die from cancer induced by overexposure to the dangerous gas radon, research suggests More than 755,000 people nationwide are exposed to excessive levels of cancer-causing agent radon, according to figures from the National Institute of Radiation Protection’s... Radon is a naturally [...]

By |October 28th, 2009|Radon News|Comments Off on Radon may be the cause of 300 deaths yearly in Denmark.

Switzerland moves to implement new WHO Radon norms

Hundreds of thousands of Swiss homes are subject to higher levels of the potentially harmful gas radon than is allowed under World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. The Swiss authorities are drawing up an action plan to take into account the recommendations. The problem has become more serious, having extended from the alpine areas across the [...]

By |October 27th, 2009|Radon News|Comments Off on Switzerland moves to implement new WHO Radon norms

Two Kerry homes found to have cancer-causing radon gas levels among the highest in Europe

Two Kerry homes found to have cancer-causing radon gas levels among the highest in Europe RPII urges people to protect themselves by measuring and remediating, visit www.rpii.ie for more information. Families in Ireland continue to be exposed to cancer-causing radon gas as two homes in Co Kerry are identified as having levels of radon gas [...]

By |October 3rd, 2009|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Two Kerry homes found to have cancer-causing radon gas levels among the highest in Europe