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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 [...]

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 [...]