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Renewed health warning on deadly radon

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The EPA has reissued its call to Mayo householders to get their homes tested for high levels of the cancer causing gas, radon.

Twenty per cent of Mayo homes tested have high radon levels

Twenty per cent of homes tested in Mayo for radon, after a local awareness campaign on the issue, have been shown to have unacceptable levels of the cancer causing gas.

Twenty per cent of Mayo homes tested have high radon levels

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Twenty per cent of homes tested in Mayo for radon, after a local awareness campaign on the issue, have been shown to have unacceptable levels of the cancer causing gas.

EPA warning on high radon cancer risk

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.

Make a splash this summer in Westmeath!

As the good weather continues and people flock to beaches all across Ireland, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reminding the public in Westmeath to use Splash, the national bathing water information website, for up-to-date information on water quality at local bathing spots.

Wise up to water safety this Bank Holiday weekend

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As we head into the busiest holiday weekend of the year, Michael Gavin, Mayo County Council’s water safety officer, is advising everyone to take personal responsibility for their own safety while in or near water.

Twenty three homes in Mayo found with high levels of cancer-causing radon gas

Fifteen per cent of Mayo homes recently tested for radon were found to have high levels of the cancer-causing gas according to figures released by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII).

More than 1,300 homes test for radon in Galway in the past two months

The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) is again urging the people of Galway to test their homes for radon, a radioactive gas which is linked to up to 200 lung cancer deaths each year in Ireland.

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.

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