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Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Radon gas is inert, colourless and odourless. Radon is naturally in the atmosphere in trace amounts.
The average radon concentration in UK homes is 21Bq/m3. Each year, around 1,100 lung cancer deaths could be attributed to radon exposure in the home (3.3% of all deaths are the result of lung cancer). Over 85% of these 1,100 deaths are at indoor concentrations of less than 100Bq/m3.6
The concentration of radon in the air is measured in units of picocuries
per litre (pCi/L) or becquerels per cubic meter (Bq/m3). One Bq corresponds to one disintegration per second. One pCi/L is equivalent to 37 Bq/m3.