Visqueen pledges support for UK Radon Awareness Week

Housing Wed, Nov 6, 2019 10:28 AM

Visqueen is pledging its ongoing commitment to raising awareness of the dangers of radon as part of this year’s UK Radon Awareness Week (4-10 November 2019).

Run by the UK Radon Association, in partnership with Public Health England (PHE), UK Radon Awareness Week aims to help improve understanding of the deadly gas and reduce the risk of exposure in UK homes and workplaces.

A member of the UK Radon Association, Visqueen has expert knowledge of the issues caused by radon and provides pre and post build solutions to help mitigate the threat. In addition, Visqueen provides an extensive training programme to ensure architects, specifiers and contractors are fully up to speed on national standards, correct specification and products available when it comes to radon protection systems.

Nik Ullfors, National Technical Manager for Visqueen, commented: “Despite being the second leading cause of lung cancer in the UK after tobacco smoking, the radioactive gas radon remains largely unknown. These numbers are very concerning and highlight the fact that we need to do more to raise awareness of the dangers of radon.

“The construction industry takes the issue of radon very seriously as it aims to build the safest homes and work places possible. At Visqueen, we wholeheartedly support this as we constantly strive to provide the best training and solutions to architects, specifiers and contractors to ensure radon is factored in to every building design and the necessary protection systems are installed.

“I would urge all homeowners, landlords and employers to purchase a radon test kit, which are inexpensive, easy to use and can be ordered online, to make sure they aren’t at risk from radon. If elevated radon levels are found, contact a radon remediation specialist to design and install a mitigation system.”

Key facts:

  • Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the UK, after tobacco smoking
  • Radon is the single biggest source of radiation exposure to the UK population in homes and workplaces
  • Some radon is present in all homes, but the only way to find out if you are at risk is to carry out a test

To check radon-affected areas of the UK, visit the interactive radon map here https://www.ukradon.org/information/ukmaps.

Featured News

Specification news
Cover unsightly pipe work easily with UK Boxings

UK Boxings’ decorative casings and boxing products have been used by housing...

Read More >>

Specification news
Ravatherm XPS X ULTRA 300 SL has been specified in new...

The future of architecture? A bold statement perhaps, but with the climate crisis...

Read More >>

BUILDING PRODUCT LIBRARY - LATEST BROCHURES

BUILDING PRODUCT DIRECTORY - LATEST PRODUCTS

Basement pumping systems and ancillaries
Basement pumping systems and ancillaries

Extensive range of submersible pumps and pumping ancillaries for the control of clean ground water,...

Read More >>

Primers, preparation and reinforcement
Primers, preparation and reinforcement

A choice of liquid-applied primers, reinforcement tapes and preparation products for substrates and...

Read More >>

Damp proofing products
Damp proofing products

A range of BBA approved damp proof membranes, coatings and ancillaries which are quick and clean to...

Read More >>

CONSTRUCTION VIDEOS - LATEST VIDEOS

Cindy Crawford For Silestone Ethereal
Cindy Crawford For Silestone Ethereal

Ethereal beauty is timeless, like the sky and its symphony of hues throughout the day. Join us and...

Watch Now >>

Think Longer. Design for 200 years, not 20
Think Longer. Design for 200 years, not 20

WHAT IS REAL SUSTAINABILITY?It is understanding the full and lasting impact of our design choices...

Watch Now >>

How to fit Freefoam Cladding
How to fit Freefoam Cladding

Freefoam Building Products are proud to announce the launch of a new animation style video to...

Watch Now >>