During UK Radon Awareness Week 2023, the UK Radon Association will be working hard to ensure members of the public have a greater awareness and understanding of the issue.
Dr Maria Dugdale, Chair of UK Radon Association said, “Increasing awareness of radon is vital if the number of deaths from radon-related lung cancer is to be reduced. These deaths are largely avoidable, but many homeowners, landlords and employers still aren’t aware of the need to test their properties.”
She continued, “Over the past twelve months, there have been some significant milestones in the radon field; the first new indicative map for 15 years for the whole United Kingdom was published by UKHSA and, in a landmark ruling, the first employer in the UK was prosecuted by the Health & Safety Executive for failing to protect employees and other building users from exposure to high levels of radon. We will be highlighting the impact that these events have had, and encouraging all to take action on radon throughout the week.”
Radon Awareness Week runs from 6th – 12th November 2023. Find out more about the campaign and download resources at www.radonweek.co.uk. Join in the discussion online using #radonaware and follow us on Linkedin and Twitter for updates throughout the week.