Radon is a radioactive gas, without color nor smells present inside the buildings, and it is produced throw the radioactive decay of uranium. Nowadays it is known that radon gas is the second cause of lung cancer in people, although it is still an unknown element. For this reason, in 1988 it was declared as human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Based on the European Directive 2012/59 of the EURATOM council, the Spanish state began on June 29, 2018, the hearing and public information procedures for the modification of the basic document DB HS-6 of the CTE, incorporating a new section “HS-6 protection against radon gas exposure” so as to adapt it to new regulatory requirements and limit the risk of radon exposure in the building field.
In order to known the radon, the effects on health an how this new regulatory requirement will affect the building sector, next Thursday 4 April will take place at the Col·legi d’Aparelladors, Arquitectes Tècnics i Enginyers de l’Edificació de Barcelona the workshop, of free access: “El radó en l’edificació. Salut, CTE i nous reptes professionals”.