It costs about fifty euro to carry out a simple test for radon gas in your home – but it could prevent you from getting lung cancer.
That’s the message from the Environmental Protection Agency on European Radon Day – aimed at highlighting the dangers of this radioactive gas.
This week, the EPA’s Office of Radiological Protection is encouraging homeowners to apply for a home-testing kit.
Parts of Kerry have among the highest levels of radon in the country. These include dwellings in Tralee, Scartaglin, Cordal, and parts of Castleisland.
Senior scientist Stephanie Long says solutions are available to reduce excessive radon levels: