Kyle Hoylman Elected to Chair Kentucky Board of Radon Safety

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An advocate against radon-induced cancer, Hoylman brings nearly two decades of experience to new role

Louisville, KY, October 13,2020 – Kyle Hoylman, CEO of Protect Environmental, was elected to chair the newly formed Kentucky Board of Radon Safety during its inaugural meeting. The board is attached to the Department of Professional Licensing in the Public Protection Cabinet, and is responsible for promoting the control of radon and the regulation of measurement, mitigation, and analytical lab activities in Kentucky.

“Kentucky leads our nation in both lung cancer incidence and mortality, and radon is one of the main reasons for this sobering statistic,” says Hoylman. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members to address the radon problem in our state.”

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers nationwide, second overall only to smoking. In some areas of Kentucky, more than 65% of all buildings contain unsafe levels of radioactive, cancer-causing radon gas. According to the most recent Radon Report Card published by the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, radon-induced lung cancer is attributable to more than 1,000 incidents in Kentucky each year.

About Kyle Hoylman, Chair of the Kentucky Board of Radon Safety

Kyle currently serves on the EPA Vapor Intrusion Science Advisory Committee and the EPA Radon Leadership Committee, which is responsible for developing the National Radon Action Plan (NRAP). Kyle also chairs the standards committee developing ANSI standards for radon measurement and mitigation, serves as president of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST), and is president of the Kentucky Association of Radon Professional (KARP). Kyle Hoylman co-founded Louisville-based Protect Environmental in 2005, where he currently serves as its CEO.

About Protect Environmental

Protect Environmental is a national leader in the environmental consulting and construction industry, focusing on radon and chemical vapor intrusion management. With a proven track record spanning 18 years and more than 200,000 completed projects in all 50 U.S. states and 2 U.S. territories, the company provides expert service from its trusted professionals to provide peace of mind protection to property owners seeking to build and maintain healthy, safe, and sustainable indoor environments. For more information, call 502-410-5000 or click on


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