Why is radon a problem in Carlow?

Why is radon a problem in Carlow?

In the map of Co. Carlow below, High Radon Areas are depicted as the brown and dark brown coloured grid squares.

A 'High Radon Area' is one in which more than 10% of homes are predicted to have radon levels in excess of the reference level of 200 becquerel per cubic metre (Bq/m3).

Much of Co. Carlow is predicted to have more than 10% of the homes above the Reference Level.

You can search for your home address on our interactive radon map.

radon map of county Carlow

Even if you do not live in a High Radon Area, you still may have high levels in your home. The only way to know is to have your home tested.

We have also compiled results by county from all the measurements we have undertaken that show Carlow has the fourth highest incidence of radon in homes in the country, with almost one in six homes measured in the county so far recording a measurement above the acceptable level.

Further information on radon – what it is; why it is a problem; how it gets into a home; how to test; where to get a test and how to fix the problem can be found elsewhere on this website.