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Title:
Householders' response to the Radon risk : summary report
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London : HMSO, 1994
ISBN:
9780117529014

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PSZ JB 30000003718438 TD885.5.R33 H68 1994 f Open Access Book
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Natural radon levels are highest in Cornwall and Devon, followed by Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and Somerset. As exposure over long periods to high levels of the gas is known to be a cause of lung cancer, a campaign was launched in 1991 to encourage all householders in Cornwall and Devon to apply for free radon measurements. However, by the end of the year only 12% of households had taken advantage of the service. Prompted by this low take up, research was commissioned to investigate householders' attitudes to radon. The results of this research are summarized in this paper.