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Reports of a €109 million shortfall in capital funding for health services will "come as a blow to cancer patients" in the west who will have to wait "even longer for the development of the much needed state of the art radiation oncology unit" in Galway.
As the Dáil rose for the summer recess last week, there was an almost audible sigh of relief in Leinster House - and not only on the Government side.
The EPA has reissued its call to Mayo householders to get their homes tested for high levels of the cancer causing gas, radon.
A shocking one in six homes in Mayo have unsafe levels of radon, making the county one of the worst blackspots in the country for the deadly gas linked to 250 lung cancer cases each year.
The numbers of calls received by radon detection experts has soared since news broke before the weekend that Galway has significantly high levels of cancer-causing radon, with 98 homes found to be above the acceptable level.
Thirteen per cent of homes measured in Kilkenny have high levels of cancer-causing radon gas, according to the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII).
The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland has found three homes in Mayo and Sligo with concentrations of radon gas up to 16 times the acceptable level. Nationally, radon is responsible for up to 200 lung cancer deaths per year. The RPII believes it is very likely that there are more homes in the north-west with similarly high radon levels and urges local people to test for the gas and reduce their risk of lung cancer.
Sixteen per cent of homes measured in Mayo have high levels of cancer causing radon gas, according to the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII). Radon, a colourless, odourless and tasteless radioactive gas is linked to up to 200 lung cancer deaths each year in Ireland. The RPII has urged Mayo homeowners to install radon detection equipment in order to ensure that they are not at risk from this threat.