Answers to some typical questions about radon in Cornwall. If you don’t find your answer here, contact Radon Kernow.
Some typical questions about radon in Cornwall
Public Health England (PHE) recommends that radon levels in homes should be below the 200 Becquerels per cubic metre (Bqm-3) (annual average) 'Action' level, and preferably below the 'Target' level of 100 Bqm-3 for smokers and ex-smokers.
Radon is a risk to both householders and in the workplace, where long exposure to high levels of radon can cause lung cancer. Our company focuses on radon monitoring and remediation support. Other organisations focus on aspects such as the health risks of radon, such as Public Health England, and you can see links to these on this page.
For an important thing like buying property, this is a job best left to experts. We would be happy to evaluate the situation for you. Just contact us. If there is a radon system fitted on your property then get as much information as possible from the previous owner about when it was fitted, how often has it been serviced and how often have radon tests been carried out. Again, if you don't have this information then contact us and we can help you gather information on the system and get it serviced for you.
Since 2013, as part of any house sale, local council land searches have included a land search for radon. As sellers you will also be asked if you have measured for radon in your house, and if you have taken any action as a result.
There is more information about buying and selling on our parent website.