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29th January 2017

Radon in groundwater drinking water supplies in Scotland

Are radon concentrations in drinking water higher in the high-risk area, where the underlying geology is likely to deliver high radon concentrations in groundwater and indoor-air, than elsewhere in Scotland? What should the minimum allowable radon concentration (parametric value) and action level for remedial action be in drinking water to protect public health from exposure to radon?

This report presents the most recent and comprehensive evidence on radon concentrations in public and private groundwater supplies in Scotland; this evidence is essential for specifying regulations for radon in drinking water in Scotland to protect public health against radon.