Radon Awareness Week – 4th – 10th November 2019:
Exposure to radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and is responsible for over 1100 deaths in the UK every year. High levels of radon can be found in buildings of any type, size or location with occupants unaware of the potential danger unless a specific test has been carried out.
Research published earlier this year has found that indoor radon levels are increasing due to the changes we are making to our buildings for energy efficiency purposes. This in turn will lead to an increase in the number of lung cancer deaths attributable to radon exposure.
Martin Roberts TV & Radio Property Expert and Ambassador of Radon Awareness Week TV & Radio property expert Martin Roberts is backing the campaign and says “The lack of awareness about radon and its health dangers is shocking – and it’s something that could be in any of our homes”. You can hear more from Martin throughout the campaign, including tips on how to ensure your home is not affected.
During this year’s Radon Awareness Week, we will be working with various partners to focus on what needs to be done to prevent the number of avoidable lung cancer cases from rising.
Radon Awareness Week is running from 4th – 10th November 2019. Join in the discussion online using #radonaware