Craven District Council

Craven District Council

Radon Gas

Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally. It has no taste, smell or colour; in fact, special devices are needed to detect it. Radon is everywhere, usually at levels that pose negligible risk.

You may know that parts of Craven District are affected by radon but even in areas the Government has identified as affected by Radon most homes do not have a problem. For those houses that are affected radon can usually be tackled with simple, effective and relatively inexpensive measures.

The website links below will give you information and advice on radon in the home.  Information on radon levels in the different parishes is available however details for individual properties are not known.  At Public Health England's website, UKradon, you can check levels in areas on the interactive map, order a risk report for your property or purchase radon detectors for your home. 

  • The Health Protection Agency (HPA), Radon Management Services on 01235 831600 or by post from HPA, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 0RQ Health Protection Agency - Radon Measuring Services
  • For a small charge Radon Risk Reports for individual properties can be obtained from UKradon or by telephone on: 01235 822622.  UKradon
  • You can get practical and effective advice about construction work to reduce radon levels from:The Building Research Establishment (BRE)  Building Research Establishment
    Radon Hotline on 01923 664707.