Compensation claims for a medical treatment needed for high levels of radon gas exposure should make a call to the Forest of Dean accident claims helpline
The local district of Forest of Dean is located in the Gloucestershire county in England and the federal government has recognised that a radioactive gas leak may have led to over around 18,000 households being exposed to radon. Particular areas in the county have been designated as high risk and residents in these hotspots are being offered free radioactive gas tests. The PHE or Public Health England government unit will be writing to the thousands of households that are most at risk of radon exposure.
Scientists from the PHE have said these areas include the Forest of Dean District, Cheltenham Borough and Cotswold District. They have also said that long-term exposure to high levels of radon gas can lead to lung cancer, especially in those that are smokers. A member of the Centre for Radiation, Chemicals and Environmental Hazards at PHE, Neil McColl, has said that it has been known for a long time that the Cotswold, areas in Gloucestershire, Cornwall, West Oxfordshire and Aberdeenshire are at high risk to radon exposure. He also said that they will be working with residents to determine whether their house has been affected by the leak and help them to reduce the radon levels in the house.
The PHE has stated that their radon test involves placing plastic radon detectors in certain positions around their house. The detectors will take radon levels for three months after which the householders will post the detectors to the PHE to analyse.
The Director of Public Health for Gloucestershire has said in regards to the issue that every house is different and while your neighbour may not have high levels of radon exposure, that does not mean that your home won’t be either. He added that radon testing is easy to do and important for long-term health.
If you need medical treatment due to a radon gas leak then you may make a call to the Forest of Dean accident claims helpline and make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
Phone the Forest of Dean accident claims helpline to make a claim for medical treatment needed for exposure to high levels of radon gas
A claim for compensation can be made with Accident Advice Helpline in the Forest of Dean by calling the phone number located at the top of the page.
Date Published: 2nd January 2015
Author: David Brown