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LWV Berks County Presents: “Radon is in Your Home” on BCTV

by League of Women Voters of Berks County

Photo courtesy of Noah Negishi on Unsplash

Join the League of Women Voters of Berks County on BCTV on Tuesday, June 11, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., as they discuss: “Air Quality: Radon.”

Guests include:

Kevin Stewart.

Kevin Stewart. Kevin is the Director of Environmental Health for the American Lung Association and leads efforts to inform the public about air pollution, its health effects, its sources, and means of control. Kevin represents the American Lung Association before federal, state, regional, and local agencies engaged in public policy on clean indoor and outdoor air and climate change. In addition to serving on the Lung Association team that coordinates the work of the Leadership Council for the National Radon Action Plan, for decades, he has managed statewide grant-funded programs to reduce indoor radon. Kevin also assists in creating and presenting the American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report that tracks and grades Americans’ exposure to unhealthy levels of ground-level ozone pollution and short- and long-term particle pollution. Kevin serves on the Board of Directors of the Indoor Environments Association and on the AARST Consortium on National Radon Standards’ Executive Stakeholder Committee and Standing Committees for Radon Measurement and New Construction. He is a speaker on numerous topics related to air quality, health, and public policy. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University and has been a member of the American Lung Association staff since 1987.

Paige Hinkle.

Paige Hinkle. Paige is a soon-to-be Senior at Wilson High School who has been studying Radon gas for the past five years. In 10th grade, she placed 1st place in the senior division of the Reading Berks Science and Engineering Fair (RBSEF) and was named the Fair’s Grand Champion. At the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), held in Dallas in 2023, she again won 1st place in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Category. Her most recent work focuses on bringing awareness to the hazards of radon in the home and legislative action to promote testing and remediation of radon. On Jan. 6, 2024, as part of the EPA’s National Radon Action Month, the Reading Eagle published an Op-Ed written by Paige, bringing awareness to this issue.

In this program, the speakers will discuss the importance of radon testing, their findings on the occurrence of Radon in our area, and how to address the problem.

This BCTV program is available via Comcast Reading Channel 15, Comcast-Southern Berks Channel 965, and Service Electric Channel 19. BCTV broadcasts the LWVBC program on the second Tuesday of the month. BCTV repeats that broadcast on the following Friday at 2 p.m.; the following Monday at 11 a.m.; and the following Tuesday at 4 p.m. Both channels are streaming online 24-7 at www.bctv.org.

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