An environmental audit in the UK has revealed that some homes may be located in areas which may affect their inhabitants health. The problems that may effect the homes range from pollution, flooding, subsidence, wind damage, landslip, dangerous industrial sites and high radon levels. Owners of houses in these areas are finding that they have trouble when they require insurance or are reselling their home. You should always check to see what environmental hazards are located in the area in which you wish to live and carry out surveys. Below are a number of sites which can give you various information about environmental hazards, but you should always insist that a search is carried out by lawyers and surveyors before a house is bought.