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#Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland

# radiological-protection-institute-of-ireland - Friday 4 July, 2014

Over 90,000 homes may have 'dangerous levels' of radon gas... just 8% have been checked

The radioactive gas is linked to 250 cases of lung cancer every year in Ireland.

# radiological-protection-institute-of-ireland - Sunday 13 October, 2013

How often do radioactive materials go missing in Ireland?

The Radiological Protection Institute tells us more about the stolen lightning preventers, what they are and when the last time radioactive materials were stolen.

# radiological-protection-institute-of-ireland - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Cancer-causing radon gas found in 341 homes

Occupiers of one home in Galway receiving the equivalent of 13 chest x-rays a day from the gas.

# radiological-protection-institute-of-ireland - Friday 27 January, 2012

321 homes register high levels of radon gas - report

The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland says that one home in Co Galway had an average radon concentration of 18 times the acceptable level.

# radiological-protection-institute-of-ireland - Friday 25 November, 2011

Radon gas contamination to be tackled by expert group

Hundreds of homes around Ireland are believed to contain unsafe levels of radon, which is radioactive and carcinogenic.

# radiological-protection-institute-of-ireland - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Fukushima radiation now present in Irish milk samples

The Food Safety Authority confirms trace levels of iodine-131 in Irish milk samples, at levels that pose no threat to health.

# radiological-protection-institute-of-ireland - Friday 1 April, 2011

Fukushima radiation still present in Irish air samples

The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland says continual tests show Fukushima’s radioactive leak over our heads.

# radiological-protection-institute-of-ireland - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Radiation from Japan detected in Ireland: but what’s the risk?

With radiation from Fukushima being picked up in Glasgow and Dublin, is there a health risk to Ireland? We asked an expert to find out.

# radiological-protection-institute-of-ireland - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

What are the dangers of exposure to radiation?

Small amounts of radiation have been released from Japan’s Fukushima plant – but what risks, if any, does this pose to the local population?