Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes from soil and occurs in some areas more than others.

What is radon?

Radon is a colourless, odourless radioactive gas. It's formed by the radioactive decay of small amounts of uranium that occur naturally in all rocks and soils.

The main danger from high radon exposure is the increased risk of lung cancer. For most people, radon is the single largest source of radiation exposure.

Radon in the district

Radon has been detected in areas throughout our district. The issue will come up when you're buying or selling a property.

What you can do

Find out more at the sites below:

UK Radon

A site run by Public Health England, the experts in radiation services

Health Services Agency

Explains how to test for radon and what to do if it's detected

Contact us

Our Pollution team can help too email environmental.services@folkestone-hythe.gov.uk. We can't identify the individual homes affected, but we can tell you whether or not your property, or the property you're buying, is in a radon-affected area.