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#Radon

# radon - Sunday 13 May, 2018

'Why is the government ignoring the risk of radon to tenants?'
# Renting
# Renting

'Why is the government ignoring the risk of radon to tenants?'

May 13th 2018, 6:15 AM 12,373 Views 33 Comments

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
# Toxic
# Toxic

People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer

Feb 8th 2018, 9:24 AM 23,345 Views 21 Comments

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
# Deer Lodge
# Deer Lodge

Cancer-causing radon at 2.5 times acceptable limit found at Kerry mental health home

Dec 27th 2017, 12:00 PM 10,918 Views 12 Comments

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
# Hidden Gas
# Hidden Gas

460,000 people in Ireland could be exposed to cancer-causing radon

May 23rd 2017, 10:21 PM 31,488 Views 33 Comments

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
# Hotspot
# Hotspot

Warning to locals as high rates of cancer-causing radioactive gas discovered in Galway

Feb 28th 2017, 1:45 PM 22,237 Views 17 Comments

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
# Radiation
# Radiation

Radon levels 24 times the accepted level found in house

Nov 28th 2016, 8:14 PM 40,983 Views 32 Comments

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
# Fallout
# Fallout

30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Apr 26th 2016, 6:45 AM 100,553 Views 45 Comments

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
# Cancer-causing
# Cancer-causing

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

Jul 4th 2014, 7:14 PM 21,511 Views 27 Comments

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
# Tackling Cancer
# Tackling Cancer

Selling your home? You might have to test it for radon

Feb 17th 2014, 2:24 PM 9,136 Views 27 Comments

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'
# Its Grand
# Its Grand

Calm down: Higher radiation levels at Sellafield were just 'background radon'

Jan 31st 2014, 6:34 PM 6,809 Views 29 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

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

Nov 9th 2013, 7:30 PM 8,515 Views 0 Comments

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
# Cancer Danger
# Cancer Danger

Cancer-causing radon found in over 430 Irish homes

Nov 8th 2013, 9:15 PM 21,955 Views 22 Comments

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
# Risk Factor
# Risk Factor

Even low levels of air pollution can lead to lung cancer, major new study shows

Jul 10th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,235 Views 10 Comments

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
# Radon Alert
# Radon Alert

Cancer-causing radon gas found in 341 homes

Jun 28th 2012, 9:50 PM 8,660 Views 13 Comments

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
# Radon
# Radon

321 homes register high levels of radon gas - report

Jan 27th 2012, 11:42 AM 2,103 Views 3 Comments

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
# Radon
# Radon

Radon gas contamination to be tackled by expert group

Nov 25th 2011, 8:41 AM 1,301 Views 13 Comments

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
# Radon
# Radon

Dangerous quantities of carcinogenic gas detected in Kerry home

Jun 16th 2011, 8:54 AM 499 Views 3 Comments

The house in Castleisland contains radon levels 185 times greater than the safe limit – one of the highest concentrations ever found in Europe.