Awareness and Statistics

The EPA Office of Radiological Protection, formerly the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland, has measured almost 56,000 homes in Ireland since establishing its radon measurement programme in the early 1990s.

We carry out public awareness campaigns of the dangers of exposure to radon in the home at a county level.  The objective of our campaigns is to raise awareness of radon as a public health issue and to advise people to test their home, and if high levels are found to reduce those levels.

The EPA facilitates an annual National Radon Forum which provides an opportunity for those with a role to play in reducing the risk from radon in Ireland to meet and discuss radon activities and concerns.  This includes measurement companies, remediation companies, scientists, government representatives, local authorities, representatives of national agencies with responsibility for building standards, health and safety experts and the public.