Everyone knows how dangerous it is to smoke, and how it is the leading cause of lung cancer. Did you know though that you might be unknowingly exposed to another lung cancer causing gas right in your home?

Radon is the second leading cause for lung cancer, and unlike cigarette smoke, it has no color or odor, so the only way for you to find out that it is a problem is to do a test.

If you have high levels of radon in your home, you will need to do something about it, but unfortunately there is no quick, easy fix.

If you are fortunate, patching up cracks in your basement might be enough, but there is a possibility that you will need to spend a significant amount of money to install fans and dig out channels where the gas can be funneled outside safely. This really shows you the importance of having a thorough inspection before buying a home.