A small town in North-western Spain has cancer cases 7 times higher than the Spanish average. The town is located in A Coruña, in the Autonomous Region of Galicia. Furthermore, this region has very high radon levels.
A little town in Galicia: facts
This town has 313 inhabitants and the cancer cases account for 23 only on an 800 m road. Also, the rest of the location has a big incidence of cancer.
This region is one of the Radon Priority Areas in Spain. As a result, the high number of cancer cases in this town might be attributable to elevated radon levels. Other public buildings in Galicia have similar radon-related problems.
The EURATOM BSS 59/2013 Directive establishes a reference level for radon of 300 Bq m-3and mandates member states to set up national radon action plans.
Link to original article in Spanish here.