January is National Radon Action Month

Lets help our communities breathe safe this month by spreading radon awareness.

DID YOU KNOW: Despite the danger and prevalence of radon, most homes, schools, daycares, and workplaces are not required to test leaving thousands vulnerable to radon-induced lung cancer.

Getting Started: FOIA requests radon records in your city buildings and schools.

  • Have they ever tested?
  • Are they following EPA recommendations to test every two years?
  • Are children and adults unknowingly at risk of lung cancer for simply breathing the air where they live, work, and learn?

Action against this huge public health issue starts with awareness. Dangerous indoor radon exposure can be prevented, yet too many victims have never heard of the risks their indoor air can pose.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers taking 21,000 American lives annually, but this deadly trend can be reversed with your help by highlighting radon protection inadequacies in our community.

Investigative Radon Stories

Are schools tested?

Although the EPA recommends all buildings be tested for radon at least once every two years, investigative journalists in Kentucky found that most school districts have never tested, and the ones that have done so decades ago.

Are college campuses and dorms tested?

Kenyon college announced in a news release that of 47 student apartments on campus tested over the school’s winter break, 43 units had levels of radon above the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended threshold.

Are workplaces tested?

Warrick County Courthouse currently has a tort claim against the county commissioners that states that they have known about radon exposures and have not taken appropriate actions to make the courthouse safe.

Radon Data and Education

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Select your location to learn more about how toxic radon gas has been affecting your local audience in the communities we serve.

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Protect Environmental Radon Expert Interviews

Kyle Hoylman

Chief Executive Officer
Protect Environmental

“Since there are so many variables, it is best to test in the cooler months so that if mitigation is needed you can benchmark and reduce indoor radon levels based on when they will likely be the highest risk to human health.” 

Kyle Hoylman, CEO for Protect Environmental

Kyle Hoylman co-founded Protect Environmental in 2005, where he currently serves as CEO. During his tenure, the company has completed more than 200,000 soil gas projects across all 50 states and 2 US territories, making it the largest soil gas contractor in the United States.  

 

He has in-depth experience in managing soil gas projects in all building types, leading to the development of several proprietary systems for radon measurement, soil gas mitigation, and management of long-term stewardship on radon and vapor intrusion contaminated sites. 

 

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 management committee responsible for oversight of the  ANSI standards for soil gas 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 Professionals (KARP). Kyle was appointed by Kentucky Governor Beshear and elected to chair the Kentucky Board of Radon Safety in 2022. 

Additional Interview Connections Upon Request:

  • Lung cancer survivors and doctors to help audiences relate to the health impacts of high indoor radon
  • American Lung Association representatives to speak to the national partnership that provides unprecedented access to professional radon testing and the impact on lung health

Learn About Radon in Your Area

Enter your zip code to search the radon levels in your area and learn more about your risk of exposure. 

We made this tool to help our communities understand the radon risk in their area. Our interactive search tool pulls from our comprehensive database of radon test results, which includes more than 2.5 million data points compiled from sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as our own internal testing data, to provide radon risk information for communities across the United States.

This link can be used as an on-screen QR code for viewers to search their zip code’s average radon risk in real time. 

When Are Radon Levels the Highest?​

Indoor radon levels are often found to be highest during winter months, due to several factors.

Contact Us For More:

We have a former investigative producer on our team to help you cut through the weeds. If you’re interested in digging deeper, text or call.

Andrea Stephens

andrea.stephens@protectenvironmental.com

502-649-6870

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