Radon

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, found in small amounts in all rock and soil. Radon seeps out of the ground and can collect in enclosed spaces such as buildings through floors.

Most buildings have low levels of radon that aren't a problem and if levels are high they can usually be reduced for a reasonable cost.

Health risk from radon

Exposure to high levels of radon is associated with an increased risk of developing lung cancer, particularly if the exposure is long term at a high level and combined with cigarette smoking.

Radon in the Cotswolds

Much of the District is affected by radon. A number of properties have been found to be above the ‘action level’ and they have been treated and successfully reduced the radon concentration.

Please note that we cannot provide information on radon levels in individual properties or specific areas. For up to date data and enquiries please:

Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 1PX