What is Radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is formed by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. In Cornwall, elevated levels of radon are prevalent compared to other regions in the UK, particularly in the South West. This is primarily due to the granite present in our landscape, which generates radon more rapidly than many other types of rock.



The only way to determine indoor radon concentration is by measuring it, however, radon levels fluctuate day to day and month to month, but it can be detected easily and this is why CRHA are testing their homes.  CRHA are working in partnership with the United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and will commence a testing cycle in homes to evaluate radon levels. If one of our properties is situated in an area where elevated radon levels are suspected, we may provide radon sensors to temporarily to monitor levels.

It's important to note that many homes in radon-affected areas, particularly newer ones, may not experience issues. Radon levels can be influenced by various factors, so even if neighbouring properties exhibit high readings, your home may not be affected.

Should the radon level in one of our homes warrant action, we will install measures such as sumps and pumps to help mitigate it. We will guide our customers through each step and address any questions raised during installation.

For comprehensive information on the formation of radon gas and effective measures to reduce its presence in homes, please visit the UK Radon website - www.ukradon.org.