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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Research and analysis
  8. Radon: analysis of remediation methods

    • Research and analysis
  9. Radon: indicative atlas for Northern Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

    • Guidance
  15. Radon and public health

    • Guidance
  16. Radon: targeted survey of Scottish homes

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

    • Research and analysis
  18. Domestic radon programme in England: evaluation and equity audit

    • Research and analysis
  19. Radon exposure in mines: analysis of dose to regions of the lung

    • Research and analysis