Previous studies have shown the great complexity of the radon problem. Their findings suggest the need for new and bigger efforts to understand the subject. It is clear that only a joint European effort can provide the necessary experience and diversity of circumstances to provide an insight into this complex problem.

The proposed pioneer study, involving ten countries covering almost all regions of the EU, will strive to expand knowledge on the human response to radon, and on this basis create principles for reliable information exemplified in the RADPAR Information web site, which will be linked to the main DG SANCO web site dealing with IAQ. The results of the project are expected to be used to tailor future information about radon to the public, maximizing its effect in motivating for protection against radon, while minimizing other adverse health effects thus, promoting better quality of life.

The results of the proposed study are expected to help pave the road towards the scientifically based development of a harmonized radon policy and legislation in European countries. An important aspect of this project will be the transfer of this experience to new and accession Member States, where such strategies are presently almost non – existent.