Bath, United Kingdom, February 14, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Exposure to the naturally occurring radioactive gas, radon accounts for over 2000 lung cancer deaths in the UK every year. It is produced in the ground through the decomposition of uranium in rocks and soil and can enter buildings. If it accumulates to high concentrations, it poses a significant risk to the occupants of the building.
US non-profit organisation, CanSAR (Cancer Survivors Against Radon) is dedicated to preventing radon-induced lung cancer and saving lives through education and awareness, and is sponsoring the Radon Tee World Trek 2010. The campaign aims to bring social awareness to communities through the power of photos, videos and personal stories.
ProTen Services, official UK Radon Tee coordinators have launched the UK leg of the trek with visits to the Health Protection Agency and British Research Establishment.
On its first outing, the UK Tee accompanied ProTen Managing Director, Martin Freeman, to a consultation meeting at the Health Protection Agency, where potential changes to radon policies were discussed.
The following day, the Tee attended a symposium on estate management for school bursars, held at BRE headquarters, where ProTen Services gave a seminar on radon risks, regulations and remediation techniques.
ProTen Services are planning to take the Tee on a national tour and will be adding photos to the social media campaign on Facebook. The next stops will be Bath and London.