South Tipperary Radon Week May 2011

Why is radon a problem in South Tipperary?

In the map of South Tipperary 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).

Much of South Tipperary 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 South Tipperary

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 South Tipperary has amongst the highest incidence of radon in homes in the country. In Clonmel, 20 per cent of homes tested to date are above the acceptable level with approximately 6 per cent at four times 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.