What is Radon?
We are all exposed to radiation form natural and man-made sources. Just 20 Bqm3, which is the average radon level in UK homes, gives us half of our exposure to radiation from all sources. High radon levels give higher exposures, which is why it is important to find out the levels in your home, school or workplace.
What is Radon?
It is a colourless, odourless, radiactive gas. Formed by the radiactive decay of small amounts of uranium that occur naturally in all rocks and soils. Radioactive elements decay and emit radiation and any exposure to radiation is thought to be a risk to health. Radiation is a form of energy and can cause damage in living tissues increasing the risk of cancer.
Radon Exposure Chart
Do I need to measure my premises or premises I manage, for Radon?
Should your home or workplace fall in an area with a maximum radon potential of more than 1%, we suggest the property is subject to Radon Measurement. At MCP we are able to assist with all areas of Radon, including assessment, profiling & remedial/mitigation works.
What is the process?
Interpretation and Remediation
We can accurately interpret all results and send a report to the client with recommendations in line with IRR17 (Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017).
Should your domestic premises exceed the UK Action Level of 200 Becquerels BqM3 or your workplace premises exceed 300 BqM3, then action is required to reduce indoor radon levels below 100 BqM3.
At MCP we can facilitate and assist with:
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