How Does Radon Gas Get Into
Your Home, Workplace or School?
Radon is a radioactive gas that comes
from the natural decay of uranium found in nearly all
soils. It typically moves up through the ground and
into the air entering buildings through cracks and other
holes in the foundations. Any home, workplace or school
may have a radon problem including new or old , well-sealed
or drafty homes or buildings with or without basements.
Radon gas from the soil produces the
highest levels, however, in a limited number of cases
radon can enter a building through the water supply.
RADON ENTERS A BUILDING THROUGH:
- Cracks in solid floors
- Construction joints
- Cracks in walls
- Gaps in suspended floors
- Gaps around service pipes
- Cavities inside walls
- The water supply
It's estimated that nearly 1 out of
every 17 Buildings in the Europe harbour elevated levels
of radon gas. Whilst radon can be a particular problem
in certain high risk areas elevated levels can be found
in almost any building in almost any area.