Radon Tee Travels to London with ProTen Services

The Reduce Radon Tee appeared at the Sustainable Development conference held in London this week, to raise awareness of radon gas and encourage action to be taken.

Bath, United Kingdom, February 21, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Radon specialist contractors, ProTen Services, were invited to attend the Sustainable Development conference, where issues such as energy efficiency, brownfield land redevelopment and sustainable procurement practices were discussed.

Whilst at the conference, ProTen Managing Director, Martin Freeman, had the opportunity to discuss the topic of radon with several influential figures.

Simon Talbot, Managing Director of Ground Gas Solutions, who sponsored the event, was pleased to lend his support to the campaign. “Today’s conference was about minimising the impact we have on the environment by changing attitudes towards the consumption and disposal of resources. It is equally important that people are aware of the impact environmental factors, such as radon, have on them, and our building practices need to take this into account.” Ground Gas Solutions is the UK’s leading specialist consultancy experienced in continuous ground-gas data capture, analysis, risk assessment and remedial design, with particular expertise in the field of landfill gases.

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. Following another stop in London, the Tee will soon be heading north to Manchester.

ProTen Services
Rebecca Kench