Why is radon a problem in Waterford?

In the map of Co. Waterford 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. Waterford is predicted to have more than 10% of the homes above the Reference Level.  You can seach for your home address on our interactive radon map.

radon map of county Waterford

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 Waterford has the second highest incidence of radon in homes in the country, with more than one in five homes 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.