Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive noble gas, which can seep into buildings through the ground. Switzerland is particularly affected by this problem due to its geology. The current radon protection strategy is set out in the 2012-2020 action plan.
Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive noble gas, which forms in the soil.
Radon infiltrates houses from the soil, which can lead to a pollution of the indoor air.
Radon is the primary cause for lung cancer after smoking.
Legal values have been defined for the radon concentration indoors.
It is easy and cheap to measure the radon level in a building.
Radon consultants with an education approved by the FOPH provide advice regarding appropriate protection measures against radon.
In the year 2011 the Swiss federal council has passed the national action plan regarding the protection against radon in residential and common rooms.
It is possible to protect a building from high radon levels by adopting simple measures.
Based on the performed measurements all communities in Switzerland have been classified according to their radon risk.
Last modification 07.01.2018