Video ⟩ Increased levels of radon gas are mostly recorded in educational institutions and workplaces

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Last time, when the state checked the concentration of radon gas in Latvian regions, the Radiation Safety Center of the State Environmental Service (VVD) inspected more than 240 buildings, reports Panorāma.

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Last time, when the state checked the concentration of radon gas in Latvian regions, the Radiation Safety Center of the State Environmental Service (VVD) inspected more than 240 buildings, reports Panorāma.

Bez bērnudārza radons atklāts vēl 32 publiskās ēkāsBez bērnudārza radons atklāts vēl 32 publiskās ēkās

33 of them found an increased concentration of radon gas. Among these buildings are basically educational institutions, workplaces and business premises.

Latvian Television asked the Radiation Safety Center for a list of those public buildings in which increased radioactivity was detected several years ago, or at least information about their location.

However, an answer was received that even six years later such data would not be given,

because participation in the study was voluntary, and those who agreed to the measurements did so on the condition that the information would not be made public.

In the Radiation Safety Center of VVD, however, it was discovered that among these buildings are basically educational institutions – kindergartens, schools, as well as workplaces, companies, state institutions.

The next radon gas measurements in Latvian regions are planned to be carried out in 2030.

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Radon is an inert, colorless and odorless radioactive gas that enters indoor spaces through the soil and building structures in insufficiently dense areas.

Radon is a natural source of radiation that is formed independently of human activity.

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