Many PA homeowners have unsafe levels of radon in their drinking water

05.12.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

In addition to radon gas, a new U.S. Geological survey study has found high levels of radon in some Pennsylvania water wells.  

Nearly 40% of homes in the Keystone State have indoor radon levels.

The chemical typically enters a house through the soil under buildings, but researchers found high levels of radon in 14 % of the state's water wells. Areas in the northeast and southeast are showing the heaviest concentrations of the chemical.

Radon has been linked to lung cancer.

Homeowners are being encouraged to test their air and water for radon.