As part of the WexSci, Wexford Science Festival, we invite you to join the virtual launch of the digital radon monitor pilot scheme for the New Ross Library.
As part of this event Leo McKittrick, from the EPA, will explain how you can check the radon levels in your home by borrowing a digital monitor from New Ross Library. If you have already carried out a three-month radon measurement but have not reduced radon in your home, you can check the results again. If you have not already tested your home this monitor will provide you with a snapshot in time of your radon levels. There will also be a step by step demonstration of the monitors and information on how to borrow your radon monitor from the library.
Following this, you will be able to take part in a pilot citizen science project and borrow a digital radon monitor, in the same way as you borrow a book, keep it for 4 weeks and then return it to the library for the next person. It is hoped that this pilot study will help encourage homeowners to remediate their homes for radon. The pilot study was launched in Bunclody library during Science week 2019 and will now be available to households from the New Ross Library.
Please click here to view a link to the radon map which shows the areas predicted to be at particular risk from radon.