Looking for radon treatment in Cornwall? UK Radon Ltd provides radon advice, consultation and radon remediation across England and Wales, for domestic and commercial properties. Based in Cornwall, our greatest focus is on property in the South West.
On this website we aim to provide lots of helpful advice on measuring and remediating radon. You can also buy products for DIY monitoring, detecting and treating radon problems.
Some basic questions about radon
What is radon?
Radon (chemical symbol Rn) is a naturally-occurring colourless, odourless radioactive gas that is formed from the radioactive decay of uranium as it naturally occurs. It is associated with many types of geology including granite and limestone, and can be found all over the British Isles.
All homes contain the gas, mostly in low concentrations. However, if radon occurs in higher concentrations in enclosed spaces, such as buildings it can, potentially, have serious impacts on the health of the building’s occupants. The main danger from high radon exposure is the increased risk of lung cancer.
What is the safe limit for radon?
The unit of measurement of radiation is the Becquerel. Public Health England (PHE) recommends that radon levels in homes should be below the 200 Becquerels per cubic metre (Bqm-3) (annual average) ‘Action’ level, and preferably below the ‘Target’ level of 100 Bqm-3 for smokers and ex-smokers.
The Health and Safety Executive states that employers must keep workplace radon levels below 300 Bqm-3 (annual average) to comply with UK law.
Where we offer radon protection
Working primarily in the SW and Based in Cornwall, we help property owners in Helston, Bude, Bodmin, Callington, Camborne, Falmouth, Hayle, Newquay, Liskeard, Launceston, Looe, Newquay, Penzanze, Perranporth, Redruth, St Austell, St Ives and Truro
We also help with radon throughout the southwest of England – Devon, Plymouth, Exeter, Somerset, Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire, Dorset, & Wiltshire, as well as further afield in England and Wales.