Digital mapping techniques have enabled the Health Protection Agency and British Geological Survey to produce a new radon map of Scotland. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which seeps up from the ground and is the second largest cause of lung cancer in the UK.

Dr John Cooper, Director of the HPA Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, said: “This new map will give Scottish householders the very best available information to determine if they should test their home for radon”

For more information download or view the joint press release and the Indicative Atlas of Radon in Scotland by clicking on the links below.