Why is radon a problem in Louth?

In the map of Louth 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 (or acceptable level) of 200 becquerel per cubic metre (Bq/m3).

Many parts of Louth are designated High Radon Areas.

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

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 Louth has amongst the highest incidence of radon in homes in the country. Of the 850 homes tested in the county, 12 per cent or one in eight is above the acceptable level.

radon map of County Louth

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.