Excessive Radon Levels
in 19 Tipp Homes

Nineteen homes in Tipperary have been identified as having radon gas levels above the acceptable level by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII). A single home in Clonmel was found to have nine times the acceptable level of radon, receiving the a radiation dose equivilant to six chest X-rays a day.

Nineteen homes in Tipperary have been identified as having radon gas levels above the acceptable level by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII). A single home in Clonmel was found to have nine times the acceptable level of radon, receiving the a radiation dose equivilant to six chest X-rays a day.

Of the 135 Tipperary homes tested for radon gas in the last five months, nineteen of them exceeded the acceptable exposure level. The were in Clonmel (10), Carrick-On-Suir (2), Cahir (2), Cashel (1), Fethard (1), Clogheen (1), Kilsheelan (1), and Thurles (1).

See this weeks Tipperary Star for full details.