Thursday, March 25, 2021

Keith Hardy - The hidden killer in your home – and how to avoid it

 I haven't checked my area yet, but I have my bedroom window open at night, plus I open the roof hatch as this lets a nice breeze through, as I like the cold air to be able to sleep, so I think I'm okay. Random gas at concentrations found in some British and American homes is more cancerous than asbestos. 

Radon is a radioactive, odourless, colourless gas that is naturally present throughout most of the UK and in several other countries across the globe. It is emitted in varying quantities or concentrations fro1m radioactive elements, for example Uranium, that are naturally present in rocks and soils

Following more detailed research undertaken in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s, it was recognised that concentrations of Radon in residential dwellings and other buildings could reach concentrations of a sufficiently high level to present a material risk of lung cancer.Concentration levels of Radon are measured in Becquerels per cubic metre (Bq/m3). In the UK, the action level is 200 Bq/m3. This represents the recommended limit for the activity concentration of Radon in UK homes. At that level, the lifetime risk of a non-smoker developing lung cancer is less than 1 in 200, but increases to 1 in 7 for a current smoker. Similarly, the lifetime risk increases significantly to 1 in 100 and 1 in 3 respectively, when indoor levels increase to 800 Bq/m3.

Keith Hardy - The hidden killer in your home – and how to avoid it


Peter Pan said...

Move to the tropics, Kaivey.
There you can sleep in the open air with nary more than a mosquito net.

lastgreek said...

Every morning I use an all-in-one combination method of cowboy, drip machine, pour-over, French press, and aeropress coffee that culminates in a most healthful, delicious, superb cup.

Oh! A paper filter is a must :)