EU WARNS SPAIN FOR NOT ACTING ON ‘RADIATION DIRECTIVE’, MEANING INCREASED LUNG CANCER RISKS FOR THOUSANDS


The EU has issued Spain with a written warning over its radon gas levels due to lung cancer risks.

It comes as the Spanish Government has failed to implement an EU directive on exposure to ionizing radiation.

Although radon naturally seeps through the ground, high concentrations of the gas, in areas like Madrid and southern Galicia, pose greater lung cancer risks.