Guide to Managing Radon Gas On Site
Protecting workers from a silent killer.
Radon is a colourless, odourless, tasteless gas otherwise known as the silent killer – and is the second largest cause of lung cancer in the UK. Formed by the radioactive decay of uranium that occurs naturally in all rocks, radon progeny (also called radon daughters) and soils, it emits radiation which is in itself a major health hazard. But that’s not all. As radon starts to decay, other radioactive elements called radon progeny (also known as radon daughters are produced. It’s these decay products that, when inhaled, can cause lung cancer. And since this gas comes from the ground we stand on, it’s everywhere. So it could affect us all every day. But there are varying levels of radon in the ground and varying factors that may influence its impact on you – where you live, where you work, your job.