Ventilation: Scotland and Radon
Thousands of homes at risk from ‘cancer gas’
By JOHN ROSS
Edinburgh 24/04/2009 01:43:20
What the article doesn’t mention of course is that smoking bans have probably increased the concentrations of radon in many public places such as pubs.?? In the past these places would have had fairly high rates of air exchange in order to get rid of the smoke hanging in the air and as a consequence the radon would get swished out and away from delicate lungs. Once the smoking bans come in however the landlord/owner of the premises can save money on heating and cooling by lowering the ventilation rate and, without the telltale smoke, no one is the wiser.?
Meanwhile of course the deadly radon, as well as outgassing formaldehyde and deadly swine flu viruses and such all just build up and float around and are inhaled by any and all as they sip their microbrews in innocent ignorance.
Michael J. McFadden
Author of “Dissecting Antismokers’ Brains”