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Guernsey's 'Radon Survey' ending - time to return detectors

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Friday 13 April 2012

Guernsey's three month 'radon survey' is about to end - if you were issued with a pair of radon detectors back in January it is now time to return them so they can be analysed.

The 'radon survey' is being conducted as a joint initiative between the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the States of Guernsey. Households in Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm were selected for the survey and, in addition, further households chose to have a survey at a reduced cost over the standard fee.

The detectors were sent out by the HPA early in January to be placed in homes for a three month period. We would like to take this opportunity to remind participants that the detectors should be returned to the HPA after 14th April in the self addressed envelopes originally provided with the detectors. The accompanying information sheets should also be completed and enclosed with the detectors.

Results should be available in a couple of month's time and will be sent to householders and shared with the States of Guernsey. If action is required to reduce exposure to radon, affected householders will be advised at that time.

Further information can be obtained from the Office of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation on 711161 or the Health Protection Agency on 01235 822622.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas known to increase the risk of developing lung cancer, especially in smokers. Further information can be found at: www.ukradon.org or www.hpa.org.uk.

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