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Should I be Testing for Radon?

June 27, 2024

You may not have heard of it, but radon exists. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas caused by the decay of minute amounts of uranium that is present in the rocks and soils underneath us. As such, radon can be drawn into buildings from the ground by entering through cracks and gaps in the […]

What are the Signs of Radon in Your Home?

December 17, 2021

Radon can be a threat to your health. In the UK alone radon is responsible for over 1000 lung cancer deaths each year (Source: so it is important that you know whether your property is affected. Two common questions that we are asked regarding radon are how it can be detected, and what the […]

Protecting Your School from Radon

Radon is a serious issue throughout the UK, and if you are in the position of owning or managing a workplace property, you need to make sure that you have completed a radon risk assessment. This includes all schools. Radon can be a threat to any individual’s health, so it’s vital that it be taken […]

myths and facts about radon

Common Myths and Facts Surrounding Radon

September 10, 2021

Radon gas is an occurrence in homes that cannot be ignored – but like many things, with more and more people becoming aware of radon gas it has given rise to a number of urban myths and misconceptions that can mislead people. Here, we hope to expose some of the common myths surrounding radon and […]

Can You Smell Radon Gas?

April 23, 2021

This is a common question and the answer is unfortunately no, you cannot smell radon gas. Radon gas has no colour, smell or taste and is completely imperceptible to humans, even in high concentrations. Radon occurs naturally in the rocks and soil beneath us, but there is no way of knowing how much is escaping […]

What Are Radon Levels?

February 26, 2021

A question we often get asked here at PropertECO is “what are radon levels?” and “what are safe radon levels?”. In this article, we help answer these questions as well as explain methods of reducing radon levels at your property. What Exactly Are Radon Levels? A Radon Risk Area What Are Safe Radon Levels? What […]

Radon Gas Map Of The UK

February 15, 2021

Radon can be found in buildings in any region of the UK, and the radon gas map produced by the UK Health Security Agency (formerly PHE) shows the South West of England and Wales to be some of the most at-risk areas. Other areas that are particularly vulnerable to high levels of radon are in […]