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Radon

Information on radon and reports from the Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards (CRCE).

Contents

  1. Publications

Radon is a colourless, odourless radioactive gas. It’s formed by the radioactive decay of small amounts of uranium that occur naturally in all rocks and soils.

The main danger from high radon exposure is the increased risk of lung cancer. For most people, radon is the single largest source of radiation exposure whether they are at home or at work.

Public Health England (PHE) is the UK’s primary expert on radon and radiation protection. PHE provides resources and advice about radon for the public, including individual householders, industry, education and research.

The UKradon website has more information about radon, including:

  • health risks
  • maps of radon-affected areas
  • the radon measurement services that PHE offers

The PHE blog Public health matters includes radon.

Publications

  1. Passive radon detectors: results of the 2013 PHE intercomparison

    • 22 August 2014
    • Research and analysis
  2. Passive radon detectors: results of the 2012 HPA intercomparison

    • 30 August 2013
    • Research and analysis
  3. Passive radon detectors: results of the 2011 HPA intercomparison

    • 1 May 2012
    • Research and analysis
  4. Passive radon detectors: results of the 2007 HPA intercomparison

    • 1 November 2009
    • Research and analysis
  5. Passive radon detectors: results of the 2006 HPA intercomparison

    • 1 April 2009
    • Research and analysis
  6. Radon: targeted survey of Northern Ireland homes

    • 1 March 2013
    • Research and analysis
  7. Radon in homes: England and Wales 2010 data review

    • 1 March 2011
    • Research and analysis
  8. Radon: analysis of remediation methods

    • 1 May 2011
    • Research and analysis
  9. Radon in dwellings in Northern Ireland

    • 1 November 2009
    • Research and analysis
  10. Radon in dwellings: validation scheme for measurements

    • 1 December 2008
    • Research and analysis
  11. Radon: indicative atlas in England and Wales

    • 1 November 2007
    • Research and analysis
  12. Radon: indicative atlas in Scotland

    • 1 July 2011
    • Research and analysis
  13. Radon: review and atlas for Scotland

    • 1 April 2009
    • Research and analysis
  14. Radon: limitation of human exposure

    • 1 July 2010
    • Guidance
  15. Radon and public health

    • 1 June 2009
    • Guidance
  16. Radon: targeted survey of Scottish homes

    • 1 October 2012
    • Research and analysis
  17. Radon in Northern Ireland homes: targeted survey

    • 1 March 2013
    • Research and analysis
  18. Radon exposure in mines: analysis of dose to regions of the lung

    • 1 May 2009
    • Research and analysis