Bath, United Kingdom, February 20, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The city of Bath has become the latest stop on the Radon Tee World Trek UK tour. Famed for its Georgian architecture, Roman thermal spa and being the one-time home to Jane Austen, Bath is the only city in Britain to be designated as a World Heritage Site.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to test their properties for radon, particularly due to the large number of utilised basements in the city centre.
One such business where radon testing has been carried out is the Jane Austen Centre. David Baldock, Director of the Centre lends his support to the Radon Tee World Trek campaign, saying, "We've had our building tested for radon as we knew that it could pose a risk to our staff. It was a simple and inexpensive process and there's no reason for anyone not to do the same as us. We have confirmed that our building is safe and our members of staff are not exposed to dangerous levels of radon."
Radon Tee was photographed with Mr Baldock, Rebecca Kench of ProTen Services and Martin Salter, who dresses in Regency costume and greets visitors to the Centre. It is reputed that Mr Salter is the most photographed man in England, posing for an estimated 13,000 pictures each year.
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 are taking the Tee on a national tour and will be adding photos to the social media campaign at www.facebook.com/radontee. The Tee will be visiting London later this week, and hopes to appear alongside some familiar landmarks.