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Cancer-causing radon gas found in Mayo homes

Eighty-three homes in Mayo have been found to have high levels of cancer-causing radon gas in the past nine months, with 14 of these homes presenting with radon levels more than four times the acceptable level.

High levels of cancer-causing radon gas found in Mayo homes

Eighty-three homes in Mayo have been found to have high levels of cancer-causing radon gas in the past nine months, with 14 of these homes presenting with radon levels more than four times the acceptable level.

High levels of radon gas in Kilkenny homes

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).

Rid your home of the silent killer

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Radon gas, known as the silent killer, is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which you cannot see, smell or taste, but it may be present in your home. In fact, the west of Ireland has the highest radon levels in the country. But fear not, a new and innovative invention will be hitting the market early next year which could rid your home of this harmful killer.

Rid your home of the silent killer

Radon gas, known as the silent killer, is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which you cannot see, smell or taste, but it may be present in your home. In fact, the west of Ireland has the highest radon levels in the country. But fear not, a new and innovative invention will be hitting the market early next year which could rid your home of this harmful killer.

Mayo a hotspot for radon gas – Kenny

In a 12-month survey of a sample of Mayo homes for the detection of radon gas, 13 per cent were found to be above the recommended level.

Householders urged to test for radon

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.

High level of radon gas in Mayo homes

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.

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