Radon

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Alan Beith Alan Beith Chair, Constitutional Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assistance is available to householders for preventative work in areas identified as having a high radon risk.

Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The Building Research Establishment published the following three booklets which provide guidance for preventative measures to resist the ingress of radon:

Radon: guidance on protective measures for new dwellings, A BRE guide to radon remedial measures in existing dwellings—dwellings with cellars and basements,

Radon: guidance on protective measures for new dwellings in Scotland.

Reference to radon protection is also included in approved document part C—site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture.

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