EPA warns that failure to carry out remediation work after testing high for radon gas is a serious health risk

Radon is invisible, colourless and odourless – and causes around 300 cases of lung cancer in Ireland every year About 5,000 householders in Ireland have taken immediate action and had their homes tested for radon following radon awareness campaigns in their area One in 6 of these were found to have high radon levels Too […]

Radon: The Silent Killer – EPA Calls For People To Test Homes For Radon

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is calling on people in High Radon Areas to test their homes for radon.  Since 2010 the EPA’s Office of Radiological Protection has carried out awareness campaigns in the 12 radon priority counties and undertaken testing for 4,700 householders. Of the homes tested, over 700 had raised radon levels and […]

EPA Confirms Tipperary Remains ‘High Priority’ For Radon Gas Reductions – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Denis Naughten to introduce a grant support for residents of counties deemed ‘High Priority’ with respect to excessive Radon gas emissions. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed that County Tipperary remains an area of […]

Launch of the Public Consultation on the draft National Radon Control Strategy for Ireland

Fergus O’Dowd, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, today (17 January, 2013) launched the public consultation on the draft National Radon Control Strategy for Ireland. Speaking at the National Radon Forum in Dublin, Minister O’Dowd stressed that input from the public is key to ensuring that Ireland has […]

Over 50 Tipperary homes found with high levels of cancer-causing radon gas

More than ten per cent of Tipperary homes recently tested for radon were found to have high levels of the cancer-causing gas according to figures released by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII). Over 300 homes from across the country have been identified by the RPII as having high levels of radon in the […]