Guide to Radon

You will find lots of information about radon on the internet, but often this is out-dated, over-scientific or aimed at people in different countries (for example, in the USA a different unit of measurement is used, which can be confusing).

The UK Radon Association has put together information on radon specific to who you are and what you are looking for. This has been written in what we hope is an easy-to-understand way for those new to the subject. We have split the guide into several topics:

General Information

Covering the basics of what radon is, where it is found, why it can be harmful etc

Information for Employers

Everything an employer needs to know about radon in the workplace, including who needs to carry out a radon risk assessment and what this should involve

Information for Householders

Details about radon testing in the home and typical remediation options suitable for domestic properties

Information for Landlords & Tenants

Find out who’s responsibility it is to deal with radon if the building is rented

Information for House Buyers & Sellers

Buying or selling a property is one of the most common times when radon becomes an issue. Find out what you should do in this situation.

Information about Radon in Basements

All basements are considered to be at higher risk of containing elevated levels of radon regardless of their geographic location. Find out the best methods of dealing with high levels of radon in properties with basements and how to make sure basement conversions are properly protected.