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  • Title: Radon, Radon Ireland, Radon Gas Mitigation and Testing in Ireland
    Descriptive info: .. What is Radon?.. Health & Radon.. Radon Testing In Your Home.. Radon Testing In The Workplace.. Radon Reduction Solutions (Radon Mitigation).. Downloads.. Purchase Radon Testing Detector Kits.. RADON.. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas.. It is formed in the ground from the decay of uranium, which is present in small quantities in all rocks and soils.. It is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas which can sometimes build up to unacceptably hazardous high concentration levels when it enters an enclosed space, such as a building.. Learn More.. HEALTH.. Exposure to Radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer in Ireland.. In the region of 200 deaths per year are linked to Radon gas.. TESTING.. Radon testing is the only way of  ...   average radon concentration, giving the most reliable indication of whether or not a radon problem exists (3 month test as recommended by RPII).. Instant tests do not provide a reliable measurement of radon levels.. Learn More Workplace.. Learn More Home.. SOLUTIONS.. ie provides advice and solutions for reducing Radon levels in your Home or Workplace.. Radon Reduction solutions are also known as Radon Remediation or Radon Mitigation.. There are a number of different methods or techniques used.. KNOW YOUR HEALTH RISK.. Copyright 2010 Radon Testing Ireland.. Email:.. info@radontesting.. ie.. Website Designed by.. Western-Webs.. ,.. Tuam.. County Galway.. Ireland.. Radon Testing Ireland.. |.. About Us.. Radon & Health.. Radon Testing at Work.. Home Radon Testing Kits.. Purchase Radon Testing Kits.. Terms & Conditions.. Contact Us.. Links..

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  • Title: About Radon Testing Mitigation Ireland, Radon Reduction Solutions
    Descriptive info: Property Maintenance Service, Galway.. ie has been set up to provide a nationwide Radon Gas Measurement, Testing, Reduction and Advice service for your Home and your Workplace.. The business is managed by Michael O'Brien and James Loftus and is based in Mayo and Galway.. Michael and James have a combined 80 year experience in the construction industry and both worked one of the leading national building contractors for over 25 years.. ie carries out radon testing to protocols set down by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII) for both your Home and Workplace.. We continually liaise with the RPII to ensure that we operate to best practices  ...   the RPII.. The laboratory analysis of the Radon detectors is carried out by fully accredited testing laboratories.. We have established a relationship with these laboratories and they are able to offer advice on Radon testing.. We also provide Property Maintenance Services for Galway, Mayo and the surrounding Counties.. We are fully insured and Tax compliant:.. Public Liability Insurance.. Employer’s Liability Insurance.. Please read through our website.. We have tried to set out the information in the clearest possible form but by necessity the site does contain some technical terms.. However if there is something that you may not fully understand, we welcome your phone call or email to discuss..

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  • Title: Contact Radon Testing Ireland, Radon Testing in Ireland
    Descriptive info: If you require any further information or advice please contact us.. By Post, our address is:.. Radon Testing Ireland Ltd.. Valley View,.. Treenduff,.. Bohola,.. Co.. Mayo.. By Phone (Office Hours 9.. 30 to 5.. 00).. Landline: 091 475201.. Mobile : 087 2561960.. or : 087 2705997.. By Email:.. ie;.. Services provided:.. Radon Gas Testing and Measurement.. Radon Reduction Solutions.. Radon Advice.. Property Maintenance (Galway and surrounding counties)..

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  • Title: What is Radon, Radon Testing Ireland
    Descriptive info: It is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas and because it is a gas, radon can travel easily through the ground in to the atmosphere.. When radon surfaces in the open air outside buildings, it is quickly diluted to harmless concentrations, BUT when it enters an enclosed space, such as a building, it can sometimes build up to unacceptably hazardous high concentration levels.. How and why Radon enters a building.. Radon can enter a building from the ground through small cracks in floors, walls and service entry points etc.. Radon is drawn in to a building from the ground because of the difference in air pressure between the warmer internal air within a building and the external air.. The warm indoor air is less dense than the outdoor air.. The radioactive Radon gas accumulated within the building will decay further to produce tiny radioactive particles.. When these particles are inhaled they are deposited in your airways and on your lung tissue.. This radiation dose can result in lung cancer.. The risk of getting lung cancer from Radon depends on the levels of radon and how long you have been exposed to it.. In the region of 200 deaths per year are linked to Radon gas in Ireland, with the risk of developing lung cancer for smokers and ex-smokers being 25 times greater than with lifelong  ...   Radon detectors which are use to measure Radon in your Home or Workplace.. All Buildings should be tested.. The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland advocate that all buildings, both old and new are tested for Radon.. Some parts of the Country have been designated as High Radon Areas; The Country has been divided into a grid of squares, 10 kilometres X 10 Kilometres and is shown on a map produced by the RPII (.. See map.. ) The percentage of Houses within each grid square that is predicted to have Radon reading above the National Reference Level of 200(Bq/m3) is shown by colour code, the darker the grid square the higher the percentage of Houses within that square have high Radon levels.. A grid square with 10% or more Houses predicted to have Radon reading above the National Reference Level is considered to be in a High Radon Area, but even if you do not live in one of these areas you home may still have a high level of Radon.. Radon levels can differ a lot between buildings, so even if your neighbours have measured for Radon in their homes and the readings were below the National Reference Level, you should also have your home tested.. It is the only way to find out if the Radon levels are safe in your Home or Workplace..

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  • Title: Radon Health Problems, Radon Testing Kits, Radon Testing Ireland
    Descriptive info: Radon Your Health.. It is formed in the ground from the radioactive decay of small amounts of radium which itself is a decayed product of uranium (This is present in small quantities in all rocks and soils).. Radon is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas and poses the greatest health risk from radiation exposure in Ireland.. Radon accounts for 56 % of the total radiation dose received by the most of the Irish population.. Other radiation sources include Medical 14%, Cosmic (from outer space) 8.. 7% and emission from civil Nuclear installations 1%.. (see fact sheets prepared by RPII.. Annual radiation dose in Ireland.. Risk.. Sources of ionizing radiation.. ).. When Radon gas builds up in your House or Workplace to high concentration levels, it will then decay further to produce tiny radioactive particles.. When these minute particles are inhaled they are deposited in your airways and on your lung tissue.. Your Health Risk.. The risk of getting lung cancer from Radon depends on, the level of radon exposure, how long you have been exposed to it and whether you are a smoker/ex-smoker or lifelong non-smoker.. It is estimated that in Ireland, for the population as a whole (smoker and non-smoker), a lifetime exposure to radon in the home at the National Reference Level of 200 Bq/m3 carries a risk of about 1 in 50 (2%) of contracting fatal lung cancer.. The risk is much lower for non-smokers than for smokers.. Of all radon-linked lung cancer deaths in Ireland, approximately 90% will occur in smokers and ex-smokers.. For example if a person lived until aged 75 years in a house with a Radon concentration of 400 Bq/m3;.. For a non smoker their risk is less than 0.. 7% (1  ...   buildings with radon levels above the National Reference level of 200(Bq/m3) for the Home and 400(Bq/m3) for the Workplace.. Those who smoke or smoked.. The National Reference Level.. The National Reference level of 200(Bq/m3) for Home and 400(Bq/m3) for the Workplace set in 1990 by the Government does not represent a rigid boundary between safe and unsafe radon concentrations but rather a level at which you should consider remedial action known as Radon Mitigation.. The RPII advises that, if the radon levels in your home are above the National Reference Level you should consider taking remedial action to reduce it.. Lifetime exposure to Radon at the National Reference Level of 200(Bq/m3) represents a level of risk similar to several other everyday risks such as fatal accidents on the road or death due to accidental falls.. Children.. Your Children may be at an increased risk from high Radon levels because they will be exposed to Radon early in life if the Radon concentrations in you Home are high.. The only way minimise the health risk from radon gas and find out if the Radon levels are safe in your Home or Workplace is to have a test carried out.. Test.. ie supply special Radon detectors for the measurement of Radon levels in your Home or Workplace.. Solutions.. If the radon level in your home is above 200 Bq/m3, it can be reduced easily (.. see Radon Reduction Solutions.. Radon reduction methods should be undertaken as soon as possible and urgency is recommended for high concentrations.. Pets.. Your pets may also develop lung cancer if exposed to high levels of Radon for long periods of time.. Reducing the radon concentration and quitting smoking will immediately reduce the risk of lung cancer..

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  • Title: Radon Testing Home, Radon Ireland, Radon Testng Ireland
    Descriptive info: Radon Testing in the Home.. The only way to know is test.. When Radon enters an enclosed space, such as your Home, it can sometimes build up to unacceptably hazardous high concentration levels.. The radioactive Radon gas accumulated within the building will decay to produce tiny radioactive particles.. Radon is measured in Becquerel’s per cubic metre (Bq/m3) and is present in all Homes.. The average Radon level in Irish Homes is 89 (Bq/m3).. Levels 500 times this average have been recorded.. In 1990 the Government set a National Reference level of 200(Bq/m3) for Homes.. It is advised that if the readings for Radon gas are above these levels following the carrying out of Radon testing you should consider remedial actions to reduce them (Radon Reduction Solutions).. The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland advocated that all buildings, both old and new are tested for Radon.. Homes should be re-tested.. ie advise that Homes that may have already been tested in the past and found to have satisfactory levels of Radon should be re-tested if they have under gone Structural alterations, Upgrade of window/doors, Sealing/insulation of walls/attic and the blocking up of vents.. These works may have reduced ventilation into the building.. Neighbours results are no indication of the levels in your Home.. In the parts of the Country that have been designated as High Radon Areas, over 1 in 10 or more Houses are predicted to have Radon reading above the National Reference Level.. Your home may still have a Radon high reading even if you do not live in one of these areas.. Testing is the only way to find out if the Radon levels are safe in your Home.. Protocols.. ie supply the special Radon detectors which are used to measure Radon in your Home.. We carry out Radon testing to protocols set down by the RPII for both the Home  ...   will issue a report to you showing the test results.. It will give you the average Radon level for your Home.. If the Radon levels are high in your Home, Radon Testing.. ie will provide advice on Radon reduction methods (see.. Radon detector kit can purchased from Radon Testing.. for 50.. ie offer different purchasing options.. (See purchasing options).. 1.. Buy Online.. 2.. By Post (send cheque or bank draft to Radon Testing.. ie with your details (See purchasing option to print off form).. 3.. By Phone (give use a call for advice and order your test kit).. Building Regulations.. Under the 1997 Building Regulations (Technical Guidance Document (TGD) – C) all new buildings constructed after July 1998 should have Radon protection measures installed.. In High Radon Areas, a Radon barrier membrane and standby sump with pipework terminating in the footpath should have been installed.. In areas other than High Radon Areas, a standby sump with pipework should have been installed.. (Areas shown on Radon Map).. ie recommends that you should still have a Radon test carried out, even if the above Radon protection measures were installed when your House was built, as to achieve an 100% gas tight Radon barrier under building site condition is extremely difficult.. Surveys have shown that 14% of new houses with radon barriers fitted have unsafe levels of radon.. Therefore Radon Testing.. ie recommends that all newer Houses constructed after 1998 be tested.. If the levels of Radon are found to be high then standby Radon sump can be activated.. (See Radon Reduction Solutions).. 7 Day Indicator Test.. This test is not as reliable as the 3 month test because of its short duration.. Longer tests give a better average reading.. However the 7 day test is useful if you want to check a house you’re are buying or letting long term.. Know Your Health Risk..

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  • Title: Radon Testing Workplace ireland, Radon Testing Kits Ireland, Radon Testing.ie Ireland
    Descriptive info: Radon in the Workplace.. The principal radiation source to which most workers are exposed is the naturally occurring radioactive gas Radon.. When Radon enters an enclosed space, such as your Workplace, it can sometimes build up to unacceptably hazardous high concentration levels.. Radon levels are generally highest in cellars and basements because these areas are nearest to the source and are often poorly ventilated.. Law and Health Safety.. Radon is measured in Becquerel’s per cubic metre (Bq/m3) and is present in all Buildings.. In 1990 the Government set a National Reference level of 400(Bq/m3) for Workplaces measured over a 3 month period.. This Reference Level is specified by law in S.. I.. No.. 125 of 2000 and also falls within the scope of the Safety, Health and Welfare Act, 2005.. If radon concentrations above 400 (Bq/m3) are found, the employer MUST protect the health of workers, by carrying out remedial actions to reduce Radon levels (.. Radon testing is legally required in occupied ground-floor and basement areas of indoor workplace premises located in High Radon Areas( Only those workplaces or work areas that are occupied for more than 100 hours per year need to be tested).. The only way to know the levels of Radon is to have a test carried out.. ie provides this test.. The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland advocate that all ground floor and basement Workplace buildings, both old and new are tested for Radon.. In the parts of the Country that have been designated as High Radon Areas, over 1 in 10 or more buildings are predicted to have Radon readings above the National Reference Level.. High Radon levels can still be found in parts of the country not designated as High Radon Areas.. Radon levels can differ a lot between buildings, so even if a neighbouring building was measured for Radon and the readings were below the National Reference Level; this is no indication of the levels in your Workplace and you should have your own Workplace tested.. Testing is the only way to find out if the Radon levels are safe in your Workplace..  ...   normally occupied.. Bank vaults, Store rooms, Plant rooms.. When you purchase your Radon testing kit, the number of detectors ordered will be sent to you in the post along with instructions.. The Radon testing kit will contain a number of small detectors (about the size of a Kimberley biscuit) which you place in your Workplace for 3 months.. The detectors are placed in your Workplace in the areas that were determined when you placed your order.. Detectors should be placed in locations where they will not be moved or interfered with for the 3 month test period.. The detector should be placed at one to two metres above the floor away from air vents, open windows, heaters and radiators.. All workers should be advised what the detector are (including cleaning and night security staff).. ie for laboratory analysis to see how much radon they have been exposed to in your Workplace.. It will give you the Radon level for each area in your Workplace.. If the radon level in each area is below the statutory value of 400 (Bq/m3), no further action is required.. The report should be kept on file.. If radon level is above the statutory value of 400 (Bq/m3) in any area, you must notify the RPII.. If the Radon levels are high in your Workplace, Radon Testing.. for 50 (2 Detectors).. Additional detectors cost 25 each (please contact us for advice, we may be able to offer further discounts for the additional detectors).. ie offer different purchasing options.. By Post send cheque or bank draft to Radon Testing.. ie with your details (See purchasing option to print off Application Form).. By Phone, give us a call for advice and order your test kit.. In areas other than High Radon Areas, a standby sump with pipework should have been installed.. ie recommends that you should still have a Radon test carried out, even if the above Radon protection measures were installed when your House was built, as to achieve 100% gas tight Radon barrier under building site condition is extremely difficult.. (see Radon Reduction Solutions).. Know your Health Risk..

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  • Title: Radon Mitigation Ireland, Radon Reduction Solutions
    Descriptive info: (also know as Radon Remediation or Radon Mitigation).. Radon reduction solutions for your home or your Workplace are achieved by a number of different methods or techniques as outlined below.. When you get the result of your Radon test from Radon Testing.. ie, it will be given in Becquerel’s per cubic metre (Bq/m3).. The level at which you should consider Radon reduction methods is 200(Bq/m3) for your Home and 400 (Bq/m3) for your Workplace.. These levels should not to be taken to be the threshold at which the Radon level is considered safe or not.. A lifetime exposure to radon in the home at the National Reference Level of 200 Bq/m3 carries a Low risk of about 1 in 50 (2%) of contracting fatal lung cancer (Average for smokers and non-smokers together).. Actions Required.. Your Home.. Level below 200 (Bq/m3) - generally no action required.. Levels above 200 (Bq/m3) - you should carry out Radon reduction solutions.. ie offer advice on the most suitable solution for your home and budget.. Please contact us to discuss your options.. We can call to your Home to discuss these options.. Your Workplace.. Levels below 400 (Bq/m3) - in all of the different areas of the building tested- no action required.. Levels above 400 (Bq/m3) - in any one of the areas of the building tested - the Employer Must protect the health of Workers and have Radon reduction carried out.. ie offer advice to Employers on the most suitable and cost effective solutions for the Workplace.. We are happy to visit your Workplace to review these options and carry out an on site survey.. There are number of methods used to reduce Radon levels in your Home or Workplace.. They either stop the Radon gas from entering or remove it from the building.. All of these methods work to varying degrees.. For levels up to 300 (Bq/m3) -all methods are likely to reduce the Radon levels to below the National Reference Level of 200 (Bq/m3).. For levels up to 800 (Bq/m3 ) -there are a number of methods that are likely to succeed.. For levels above 800 (Bq/m3) - the method that is most likely to be successful is installation of an active sump (Form sump under the floor of the building externally and fit a small fan to remove the Radon gas).. This is the preferred Radon solution because the likelihood of success is greater.. The main methods of Radon reduction are as follows:.. (The level of Radon up to which each method is likely to succeed is given in Bq/m3).. The radon sump (sub-floor depressurisation).. Preferred Method.. Active system [ 2000 and above (Bq/m3 )].. Passive system [ 400 (Bq/m3 )].. Buildings Constructed after July 1998.. ie recommends that all newer Buildings constructed in High Radon Areas after July 1998 be tested.. There is no guarantee that radon concentrations will be below the recommended level as it is extremely difficult to achieve an 100% gas  ...   high, a fan can be fitted.. It then becomes an active system.. When a small electric fan is fitted to the sump it is called an active system.. This is the preferred method and gives the most effective solution for the removal of the Radon risk.. It has been found to be effective for levels of above 2000 (Bq/m3).. It is recommended that a sump be installed for every 250m2 of ground floor area.. Sumps can be linked to a single Fan.. Sealing floors and walls [ 350 (Bq/m3 )].. As the Radon enters buildings through cracks in floors, walls and around service pipes/wires etc it is possible the stop the Radon gas from getting into the building by sealing these cracks etc.. in theory.. However in practice it is very difficult to achieve this.. It involves having to remove fitted furniture, skirting and floor coverings to access these cracks and there is no guarantee that all cracks can be found or that new cracks will not develop.. ie can check your building for major gaps and seal them in conjunction with other methods.. Increasing indoor ventilation [ 350 (Bq/m3 )].. This is achieved by unblocking existing air vents and providing additional wall vents.. When the air from outdoors mixes with the indoor air which contains the Radon, the concentration of Radon is reduced.. Also the effect of the difference in air pressure between inside and out that sucks Radon into a building is reduced.. The problem with this method is that people tend to block air vents at certain times of the year to prevent drafts and more house are now being sealed to prevent Heat loss.. Increasing under-floor ventilation [ 700 (Bq/m3 )].. This is suitable in buildings that have an under floor void (vented dead space under a timber floor).. This would tend to be older buildings as most modern buildings would not use this type of construction.. In old buildings the vent brick may need to be replaced or a Fan fitted to draw the Radon from the void.. Positive pressurisation [ 900 (Bq/m3 )].. Radon is drawn in to a building from the ground (through small cracks in floors, walls and service entry points etc) because of the difference in air pressure between the warmer internal less dense air and the external air.. Therefore by pressurising the internal air within a building you can reduce the effect of Radon being sucked into the building.. This method is achieved by installing a fan in the attic and a network of pipes to each room with a vent in each ceiling.. A small heater would also be required to remove chill from the air in the winter.. The running costs are likely to be higher than sub-floor depressurisation.. ie welcome your calls or emails and are happy to advise on the best solution for you and your Home or Workplace.. Reduce the Risk from Radon in your Home and Workplace contact us..

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  • Title: Weblinks for Radon Testing.ie
    Descriptive info: Exposure to Radiation in Ireland.. NCRI Radon Health Risks.. Risks from Radiation.. Sources of Ionising Radiation.. Understanding Radon Remediation..

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  • Title: Radon Detector Kits Ireland, Radon Testing Kits
    Descriptive info: : Testing Kits can be purchased below using Credit or Debit cards.. All Payments are Secure and processed by Realex Payments.. By Post.. – Print off.. Application.. Form.. and return the completed Form to us along with a Bank Draft or Cheque.. (Our postal address is on Application Form).. see Terms and Conditions.. By Phone.. – We can take your details over the phone, payment by Credit or Debit cards.. Direct Sales.. – Radon Testing.. ie visit groups of people to offer advice and sell Radon detectors for both your Home and Workplace.. A Group could be a number of friends, neighbours, work colleagues, committees, resident associations, business networks, professional bodies, sport clubs, Unions or Parent child groups etc.. When purchasing a Detector kit please specify on the Application Form whether it is for the Home or Workplace.. Home detectors can not be used in  ...   test in most type of Homes (standard detector kit).. For Homes with very large ground floor area additional detectors are required.. The Number of detector required for your Workplace is determined from the information on the.. Radon testing in the Workplace page.. Are the detectors for a Home or Workplace Test?.. Home.. Workplace.. Select the number of Detectors.. 2 Detectors.. 3 Detectors.. 4 Detectors.. 5 Detectors.. 6 Detectors.. 7 Detectors.. 8 Detectors.. 9 Detectors.. 10 Detectors.. Total:.. - Laser, Visa and Mastercard acepted.. Please tick if you require the 7 Day Indicator Test.. (As with all short term and instant tests they are not as reliable as the 3 month test because of there short duration.. Longer tests give a better average reading).. I require the 7 Day Indicator Test.. I have read and accept the Terms and Conditions.. I Accept your.. Terms and Conditions..

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  • Title: Radon Levels Ireland, Radon Mitigation Solutions Ireland, Radon Testing Galway
    Descriptive info: Radon Map.. In 1990 the Government set a National Reference level of 200(Bq/m3) for Home and 400(Bq/m3) for the Workplace.. It is advised that if the readings for Radon gas are above these levels following the carrying out of Radon Testing, you should consider remedial actions to reduce them(Radon Mitigation).. ie supply the special Radon detectors which are used to measure Radon in your Home or Workplace.. The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland advocates that all buildings, both old and new are tested for Radon.. The Country has been divided into a grid of squares, 10 kilometres X 10 Kilometres and is shown on a map produced by the RPII following the result of the National Radon survey (1998).. This map is not  ...   predicted to have Radon readings above the National Reference Level of 200(Bq/m3) is shown by colour code; the darker the grid square the higher the percentage of Houses within that square with high Radon levels.. A grid square with 10% or more Houses predicted to have Radon reading above the National Reference Level is considered to be in a High Radon Area (one third of the country).. However even if you do not live in one of these areas, your home may still have a high level of Radon.. Radon levels can differ a lot between buildings; even if your neighbours have measured for Radon in their homes and the readings were below the National Reference Level, you should also have your home tested..

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