Private home ownership

In radon precautionary areas, special protection requirements have applied since 2021: If a reference value of 300 becquerels per cubic meter of indoor air in occupied rooms is exceeded, measures to reduce the concentration should be initiated.

Leading experts from the WHO, the Federal Office for Radiation Protection and the Federal Environment Agency even advocate a health-relevant reference value of 100 becquerels per cubic meter of indoor air. Furthermore, various international studies show that radon can promote or cause melanoma (black skin cancer) and blood cancer in children.

Radon protection measures are voluntary for private homeowners. In addition to protecting your health, maintaining the value of your property is another key factor. By checking your home’s radon levels and taking action when necessary, you will prevent a loss in value due to excessive radon concentrations or lack of detection when you sell.