Shenandoah Valley Homes Contain Deadly Radon

Red Areas Have Highest Radon Levels

Red Areas Have Highest Radon Levels

HARRISONBURG (WHSV) -- If you live here in the valley, your chance of lung cancer is higher than most of the nation.

It's all thanks to radon left over from the mountains that used to be here thousands of years ago.

Here in the valley, the areas highlighted in red have the highest potential for radon exposure in your home. That means there's a good chance you're breathing in radioactive air in your own house.

That air is thought to be the second leading cause of lung cancer and something local residents say they're worried about and why they turned out for free test kits Tuesday evening.

"I saw it on TV, and I'm here because I want to know whether my house might have radon. A friend of mine, I understand, has cancer, and they think it was caused by radon," shared Gail Lohr who lives in Broadway.

Experts say testing your house for radon is easy.

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