Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas. It comes from minute amounts of uranium present in the earth or the built environment – such as rock, soil, brick and concrete.
We are all exposed to radon outdoors during our lives, but it disperses in the air so levels are very low. Build-up of radon indoors however can pose a threat to human health.
Risk areas in the UK
Radon gas occurs everywhere across the UK, but usually at levels
that pose little or no risk. However, there are some areas where
high levels of radon gas are known to occur. In such areas, measures
to reduce indoor radon levels may be required.
The risk areas are: Cornwall, parts of Devon, Somerset, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, The Yorkshire Dales, North Oxfordshire, The East & West Midlands, Gloucestershire, Cumbria, Northumberland, North Wales, Pembrokeshire and The Welsh Borders.
What does the radon assessment cover?
Jordans offer a postcode-based radon assessment for any area of
England. The report will provide information on the results of radon
measurements, both within the local authority area and the immediate
locality of the property. It will also provide an estimation of
the probability of high levels of radon existing in the property.