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Hear new voices of radon-induced lung cancer survival woven throughout the Symposium. Be inspired by how three Keynote Speakers diagnosis and recovery shifted personal passions to an action planBe a part of their plan and take away new tools to increase radon testing and mitigation in your service area.  You will discover new directions for radon policy, emerging technical advances in measurement and mitigation, and cutting-edge radon science and research.  Visit  the  Trade Show featuring radon and business-related companies offering useful and interesting products and services.

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Monday, October 1
 

9:00am EDT

Strategy: Indoor Radon Abatement Act – 30th Anniversary Recap
President Ronald Reagan signed IRAA into law on October 28, 1988 following a bipartisan effort in Congress to address radon. Results: a small but mighty voluntary federal radon program infrastructure evolved, SIRG grants enabled states to act, radon professionals were deemed proficient to deliver services.  Elder AARST members and other stakeholders have seen it all – but let’s take a few minutes to reflect on the policies and accomplishments.

Monday October 1, 2018 9:00am - 9:20am EDT
Windsor

10:45am EDT

Strategy: Update from the US EPA
Speakers
avatar for Mandy  Gunasekara

Mandy Gunasekara

EPA
MANDY GUNASEKARA is the Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, EPA. Previously she served as Majority Counsel for the Senate Environment-Public Works Committee under Chairmen Inhofe and Barrasso, leading environment-related committee actions... Read More →


Monday October 1, 2018 10:45am - 11:10am EDT
Windsor

11:15am EDT

Strategy: Policy Meetings: Short Takes
The art of drama imitates real life which is drama only we ourselves can write. Three quick skits will demonstrate how - or how not to - best influence decision-makers to change policies in favor of radon risk reduction. Attend to appreciate the art of persuasion in the public policy arena, where decisions can advance your business.

Moderators
avatar for Jane Malone

Jane Malone

National Policy Director, AARST
Jane Malone joined the AARST staff in 2015 to help advance federal, state and local policies that will reduce radon risk. She has been involved with healthy homes policy advocacy for two decades, advising Congress, federal agencies, advocates and jurisdictions. Previously she led... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nate Burden

Nate Burden

Consultant/Instructor
avatar for Peter Hendrick

Peter Hendrick

AARST Executive VP, AARST-NRPP
After 16 years of service, Peter Hendrick retired as the AARST Executive Director in January 2017.  Peter began his professional career in the early 1970’s as a VISTA volunteer working with the elderly poor in the United States and started his environmental career working in the... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Hoylman

Kyle Hoylman

Protect Environmental
avatar for Josh Kerber

Josh Kerber

Environmental Research Scientist, Minnesota Department of Health
Joshua Kerber is an Environmental Research Scientist for the Minnesota Department of Health. He has worked in the indoor air quality and radon field since 2002 and the home construction industry prior to that time. He has a Master’s Degree in Atmospheric Science and has worked and... Read More →
avatar for Crystal Lytle

Crystal Lytle

Project Manager and Business Development, Reliant Radon Solutions
Crystal Lytle is the Project Manager and Business Developer at Reliant Radon Solutions, LLC.  She is partnered with Terry Kerwin and takes pride in running a women owned small business.  She serves on the AARST board and is a strong advocate forradon awareness. She is passionate... Read More →
avatar for John Mallon

John Mallon

Radon Detection & Control
Owner of Radon Detection and Control LLC. RDC has installed over 33,000 Mitigation Systems. Prior to Radon, John worked Nuclear Power, Field Engineering. John served on NEHA Board. John served on the National AARST Board for 16 years (twice Vice President). He Chaired AARST-ANSI Standard... Read More →


Monday October 1, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Windsor

1:30pm EDT

Strategy: Homebuyer Notification/Awareness Policy

State policies to alert homebuyers to radon risk are associated with increased testing for radon which results in increases in radon mitigation.  This session offers the AARST chapter’s policy advocacy effort in Ohio, delivers the latest information on results in Illinois and Minnesota, and considers how your chapter and you can advance the policy in your state.

Moderators
avatar for Dallas Jones

Dallas Jones

AARST-NRPP
AARST-NRPP Executive Director

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Daniels

Patrick Daniels

IEAM Radon Program
Patrick Daniels serves as the Illinois Radon Program Manager. Patrick started his career as a reactor plant operator in the US Navy Submarine Service and performed safety inspections of radioactively contaminated sites in Illinois. Patrick received in 2011 the CRCPD National Radon... Read More →
avatar for Shad Evans

Shad Evans

Radon Be Gone
avatar for Jessica Karns

Jessica Karns

Sales Manager, A-Z Solutions, Inc.
Jessica joined A-Z Solutions in 2010 as the Sales Manager, bringing with her over 17 years of experience in her field. Since 2014, she has been a board member of the OARP and the National Testing Standard Review Committee where she continues to strengthen the industry standards... Read More →
avatar for Josh Kerber

Josh Kerber

Environmental Research Scientist, Minnesota Department of Health
Joshua Kerber is an Environmental Research Scientist for the Minnesota Department of Health. He has worked in the indoor air quality and radon field since 2002 and the home construction industry prior to that time. He has a Master’s Degree in Atmospheric Science and has worked and... Read More →


Monday October 1, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Windsor

2:35pm EDT

Strategy: Opt-In: Update on the CDC-Public Sector Radon Map Project
Last year, Eric Brown of CDPHE presented a new radon map containing 10 years of data from 5 national radon testing labs. This year, Eric is back with Michele Monti of CDC to announce the launch of a public-private partnership between CDC and private-sector radon testers. With Opt-In you can contribute.  Be there to learn how.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Brown

Eric Brown

CDPHE Environmental Data Coordinator, Environmental Information Management Unit
Eric Brown is a Physical Science Researcher and Data Analyst with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Mr. Brown has been with the Colorado Environmental Public Health Tracking Program and Environmental Information Management Unit for five years. Mr. Brown has... Read More →
avatar for Michele Monti

Michele Monti

CDC Environmental Health Tracking Branch
Michele Monti is an epidemiologist for the CDC National Center for Environmental Health, Environmental Health Tracking Section with responsibilities for national surveillance of environmental contaminants associated with chronic diseases, especially drinking water contaminants, pesticides... Read More →


Monday October 1, 2018 2:35pm - 3:00pm EDT
Windsor

3:45pm EDT

Strategy: Environmental Justice Practices
Low-income families, and particularly those in racial minority communities, are often least equipped to protect themselves from environmental health hazards. This session highlights three important efforts to deliver health equity in Colorado, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.


Speakers
avatar for Nate Burden

Nate Burden

Consultant/Instructor
avatar for Renee Fox

Renee Fox

Health Educator and Program Coordinator, University of Kentucky College of Nursing
Renee Fox is the Program Coordinator for the University of Kentucky – College of Nursing’s BREATHE Radon Policy Division, providing health education and direction for all radon initiatives. Her expertise includes health education, communications and marketing. Renee received her... Read More →
avatar for Chrystine Kelley

Chrystine Kelley

Environmental Protection Specialist, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Chrystine Kelley has been an Environmental Protection Specialist with the Colorado DPH & E, Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division for the past 26 years. Serving as Colorado’s Radon Program Manager for 14 years, she also serves on the Executive Stakeholders Committee... Read More →


Monday October 1, 2018 3:45pm - 4:30pm EDT
Windsor

4:30pm EDT

Strategy: Radon Authorization Bill Convention
Take part in a real political convention for the Radon Authorization Bill! AARST will announce its long-term vision for ground-breaking federal radon policy, to be developed into bill language and introduced by the friends of radon risk reduction in Congress. Be there!

Monday October 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Windsor
 
Tuesday, October 2
 

9:15am EDT

Strategy: RRNC: Bad Installs, Policy Gaps
Every year, around half a million new US homes are built, and less than 20% have any type of RRNC measures. In some homes with RRNC, radon levels > 4 pCi/L. In other homes RRNC is effective. Bad installs are caused by poor workmanship, policy gaps, or both? How do we fix the standard of care in codes and move up the % of homes with RRNC?

Speakers
avatar for David Kapturowski

David Kapturowski

Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc.
Dave Kapturowski is Vice President  & Co-Founder of Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc.  Dave has nearly 30 years’ experience in radon mitigation and testing.  He designed the majority of RadonAway fan products and oversaw manufacturing operations.  He was also responsible for ra... Read More →
avatar for Jane Malone

Jane Malone

National Policy Director, AARST
Jane Malone joined the AARST staff in 2015 to help advance federal, state and local policies that will reduce radon risk. She has been involved with healthy homes policy advocacy for two decades, advising Congress, federal agencies, advocates and jurisdictions. Previously she led... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am EDT
Windsor
 
Wednesday, October 3
 

8:00am EDT

Strategy: Confronting Radon in the Workplace
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s ionizing radiation regulation addresses risk  to workers in a “restricted area” where access is controlled by the employer for purpose of protecting individuals from exposure to radiation or radioactive materials onsite.  The OSHA exposure limit and testing and notification protocols for workplaces engaged with ionizing radiation are inappropriate for schools and other workplaces.  The EPA Action Level applies to all indoor areas. Our panel will discuss what public policy position and other actions that AARST and AARST chapters might take to improve workplace protection from radon, starting with public schools.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Crowley

Peter Crowley

CZ Environmental Solutions


Wednesday October 3, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am EDT
Windsor