Contamination & Geotech Expo 2021 Programme

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Protecting Buildings on Radon affected land

22 Sep 2021
Land Remediation & Geotech

Radon is a radioactive gas, we can't see, smell or taste it: you need special equipment to detect it. It comes from the rocks and soil found everywhere in the UK. The radon level in the air we breathe outside is very low but can be higher inside buildings. Radon in the home or workplace contributes to approximately 1100 deaths per year. It is the second largest cause of lung cancer to that of smoking. Our 30 minute talk is specifically driven towards building on land affected by Radon, what we can do to lower our exposure and the associated risks to our health that come with it.

Takeaways:

  • An introduction to Radon
  • The industry guidance and standards
  • Protective measures 
Speakers
Iain Fairnington, Technical Director - A. Proctor Group Ltd
A. Proctor Group Ltd