Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer, but you can’t see, smell, or taste it. Because it’s not limited to mines, if you live in a higher risk geographic location, it’s important to test your home. Fortunately, it’s possible to lower radon if your home tests on the high side.
Test Your Water Too
If the water in your house comes from a well, test it for arsenic. Like radon, it’s impossible to detect without a test. Check your state health department for a list of labs that conduct tests. Treatment systems can reduce high levels.