Testing for Radon

In one of multiple programmes funded by Environmental Protection Agency, we are testing ways to encourage people to test their home for exposure to radon. In the first phase, we conducted an online experiment to test how features of radon risk maps influence willingness to test for radon. The report is expected Autumn 2021.

The next phase is a field trial and will be informed by the results of the online experiment. The trial will test whether behaviourally-informed letters issued to households can improve testing rates in high-risk areas. The trial is expected to run in Autumn 2021, with results early 2022.