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This information has been selected for Local Authorities and Housing Associations. Whether you need to know if any of the houses in your Local Authority are in a radon Affected Area, want to find out more about your responsibilities to your tenants or as an employer or need guidance on managing large property portfolios - you can find all this information and more here.
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 is everywhere but some parts of the country are more likely to have high levels in buildings than others. We have worked with the British Geological Survey to produce a data set and maps of the radon prone areas.
Employers are required, as far as reasonably practicable, to ensure the health and safety of employees and other people who have access to their work environment. This includes a suitable and sufficient risk assessment, and taking appropriate action where necessary.