You can use your Eircode to check out the radon levels in your area. Simply type in your Eircode onto the EPA's map and you can find out if you live in a High Radon Area.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that originates from the decay of uranium in rocks and soils. It is colourless, odourless and tasteless and can only be measured using special equipment. When radon surfaces in the open air, it is quickly diluted to harmless concentrations, but when it enters an enclosed space, such as a house or other building, it can sometimes accumulate to unacceptably high concentrations. Radon decays to form tiny radioactive particles, some of which remain suspended in the air. When inhaled into the lungs these particles give a radiation dose that may damage cells in the lung and eventually lead to lung cancer.
Check out our Departments page to find out more about Radon. Remember you can find your Eircodes on the Eircode Finder.