Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
Radon is a huge public health issue that impacts anyone with lungs, and there are opportunities for anyone in the newsroom to help get the message out and save more lives.
Radon-induced lung cancer is preventable through proper testing and mitigation.
“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 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.
“I’ve been to too many homes where no one knew to test for radon until someone in the home got the devastating diagnosis of lung cancer.”
Terry Kerwin is National Director of Business Development at Protect Environmental, Past President and Treasurer of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of AARST, and former owner of Reliant Radon Solutions, now a Protect Environmental company. With a background in finance and management Terry has 20 years of experience operating and growing multiple successful local businesses including launching her own radon reduction company reaching over one million in annual sales. Terry has more than eight years of experience in the radon industry.
Terry leads with passion and purpose to make a difference. After losing a dear friend to radon-induced lung cancer, her dedication to prevention and education have become key missions that guide her work.
In 2017, Terry co-founded WAR (Women Against Radon; a Campaign for CanSAR). Amplifying advocacy efforts Terry has developed lasting relationships and participates in community awareness events and programs with organizations like the American Lung Association, the White Ribbon Project, and The Breath of Hope. Terry has served on the national board of AARST, and currently serves on the AARST Government Affairs Committee, the Lung Task Force, and Radon Sub-Committee for the Colorado Cancer Coalition, and continues to attend and speak at the International Symposiums and EPA Region 8 conferences.
She also initiated and helped lead advocacy efforts resulting in two successful legislative efforts in Colorado. Terry is an NRPP-certified mitigation specialist and measurement professional, Colorado state-licensed, and is focused on initiatives to improve awareness of environmental contaminants to educate and save lives.
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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.
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