University-wide Radon Monitoring

You may have noticed some small yellow monitors appearing in the library meeting rooms and some workspaces. These are part of a University-wide programme of radon monitoring.

Radon is a naturally occurring gas produced by decay processes in rocks that is present in the atmosphere in low concentrations. It can also seep into basements and ground floor rooms of buildings and is present in many homes and workplaces.

Every ten years, the University checks the concentration of the gas across all staff and student areas using these small monitoring devices.

It is very important that they are not removed or moved. After three months they will be collected and sent to a laboratory for analysis.

Should you have any questions in the meantime please contact Estates Compliance Helpdesk at