Help Viewers Understand: Radon Reduction Saves Lives

We can help viewers breathe safe by spreading radon awareness.

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 creating a story that spreads radon awareness in our community.

Everyone deserves to know the radon level they’re exposed to. Action against this huge public health issue starts with awareness and testing. Dangerous indoor radon exposure can be prevented, yet too many victims have never heard of the risks their indoor air can pose.

Radon impacts anyone with lungs, and there are opportunities for anyone in the newsroom to help get the message out and save more lives.

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What is radon?

Radon gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of Uranium in the soil. 

Outdoors it can disperse and stay at levels that aren’t considered dangerous. It can enter buildings through places such as cracks in the foundation and plumbing areas where it can build up to unsafe levels. 

Long-term radon exposure can cause lung cancer that can take many years to present.

Although it’s radioactive, radon gas can’t be detected by human senses alone. The only way to know the amount of radon in your air is to test. Many of our clients only find out about radon and it’s affects once they start investigating the cause of their diagnosis. 

Dangerous indoor radon exposure is preventable through proper AWARENESS, TESTING, and MITIGATION. 

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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
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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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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. 

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Andrea Stephens

andrea.stephens@protectenvironmental.com

502-649-6870