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#Radon

# radon - Sunday 13 May, 2018

'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.

# radon - Thursday 8 February, 2018

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.

# radon - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

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.

# radon - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

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.

# radon - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

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 - Monday 28 November, 2016

Radon levels 24 times the accepted level found in house

That’s the radiation equivalent of getting 17 chest X-rays every day.

# radon - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

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.

# radon - 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.

# radon - Monday 17 February, 2014

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.

# radon - Friday 31 January, 2014

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.

# radon - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Twitter, Toronto mayor and mystery GPO woman: The week in numbers

Plus: how much will the average household spend on Christmas this year?

# radon - Friday 8 November, 2013

Cancer-causing radon found in over 430 Irish homes

One home in Tralee was found to have 26 times the acceptable level of radon.

# radon - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

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.

# radon - 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.

# radon - 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.

# radon - 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.

# radon - Thursday 16 June, 2011

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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning, including: the ECB mulls over Ireland’s plan to burn Anglo bondholders, the government’s 100th day in power, and a longstanding Bloomsday riddle is finally solved…