Whether you live in an apartment, townhome, or home-home, there are some things you should definitely do to ensure your safety. Being proactive and prepared can help you and your family avoid lots bad stuff, and by bad stuff, I mean:
1. Radon. This sneaky, radioactive home invader is silent: you can’t see it, smell it, or taste it. The good news is that you can test for it. Get a radon testing kit.
2. Lead.This dangerous substance can be found on toys, in drinking water, residential soil, dust, paint, etc. Children are most susceptible to the ill effects of lead. Get a lead testing kit.
3. Carbon Monoxide. Just like radon, CO is odorless and is not easily detected. The EPA offers several suggestions on how you can reduce the presence of this toxic gas in your home. Get a carbon monoxide detector.
- 20,000 Americans Killed in their Homes by Radon Last Year (treehugger.com)