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# Radon

Last year
170,000 homes across Ireland thought to be at risk from Radon gas, EPA says
The gas is linked to around 350 new cases of lung cancer in Ireland every year.
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Opinion: Radon kills thousands in Ireland but the gas is completely preventable
EcoEye producer Marcus Stewart explains how some straightforward policy moves can bring deaths from the radioactive gas under control.
'Why is the government ignoring the risk of radon to tenants?'
Radon is the principal source of radiation exposure, making up 56% of the overall dose received in Ireland.
People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer
The ESRI has linked cancer figures with geographical data on radon gas.
Cancer-causing radon at 2.5 times acceptable limit found at Kerry mental health home
The Deer Lodge facility in Killarney was opened at a cost of €13 million.
460,000 people in Ireland could be exposed to cancer-causing radon
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, which does not have a taste, odour or colour.
Warning to locals as high rates of cancer-causing radioactive gas discovered in Galway
Up to 250 radon-related lung cancer cases are diagnosed in Ireland each year.
Radon levels 24 times the accepted level found in house
That’s the radiation equivalent of getting 17 chest X-rays every day.
30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
Three decades on from the disaster, we take a look at the effect it had on Ireland – and how we’re facing a much greater threat to our health already.
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.
Selling your home? You might have to test it for radon
A new report from the Department of Environment makes the suggestion as part of the effort to tackle the cancer-causing gas.
Calm down: Higher radiation levels at Sellafield were just 'background radon'
All non-essential staff at the site were asked not to report to work this morning because of the elevated radiation levels detected overnight.
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Cancer-causing radon found in over 430 Irish homes
One home in Tralee was found to have 26 times the acceptable level of radon.
Even low levels of air pollution can lead to lung cancer, major new study shows
Researchers found that there was “no threshold below which there was no risk” in a major study of 300,000 people.
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.
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.
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.
Dangerous quantities of carcinogenic gas detected in Kerry home
The house in Castleisland contains radon levels 185 times greater than the safe limit – one of the highest concentrations ever found in Europe.