Your Latest D-I-Y Project: Testing Your Home for Lead and Radon

 Your Latest D-I-Y Project: Testing Your Home for Lead and Radon

It doesn’t take a super sleuth to detect two invisible hazards possibly lurking in your home: radon and lead. A variety of D-I-Y test kits found online and in home-improvement stores can flag these threats. But their effectiveness varies based on the type of test purchased and how it is used.

Lead is a toxic metal that can cause serious physical and behavioral effects, especially in children. Homes in older cities and those built before 1986 are more likely to have lead in water lines and plumbing fixtures than newer homes.

You can find out more about the quality of the municipal water supply in your area by contacting your city’s water department, which issues an annual water-quality report. But here’s the problem: The report won’t necessarily reflect the quality of water coming out of your home’s tap, says Rebecca Kriss of the Virginia Water Resources Research Institute. It could be tainted by lead pipes or lead-soldered…

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