UNDATED - This week is Radon Action Week and the Surgeon General is reminding you to check radon levels in your home to prevent health hazards.

You can't see it, you can't smell it, but 1 in 15 American homes contains higher than normal levels of radon. Every county in the U.S. has been affected by dangerous levels of the radioactive gas. In fact, last year, radon was to blame for more fatalities than carbon monoxide, fires and handguns combined.

The EPA and the Surgeon General urge you to take action if your home has not been tested in the last two years.

For more information visit radonweek.org

This story was written by WJON news intern Steven Wright.