This report (PHE-CRCE-017) presents information about elevated radon potential in Northern Ireland as indicative maps.
Radon Affected Area potential in Northern Ireland was estimated using a joint mapping method. This method allows variation of radon potential both between and within geological units.
The estimates are based on the results of radon measurements and geological information for more than 23,000 homes.
Elevated radon potential is presented here as indicative maps based on the highest radon potential for each 1 kilometre square of the Irish grid. The full definitive detail is published as a digital dataset for geographical information systems, which can be licensed. The estimated radon potential for an individual home can be obtained through the Public Health England (PHE) UKradon website.
The work was partially funded by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and was prepared jointly by PHE and the British Geological Survey.
This report replaces the 2009 review and atlas (HPA-RPD-061).