Radon State Data Exchange: Beginning a Dialogue
The following is a summary of benefits of establishing a shared radon database identified by
- Improving data collection and increasing efficiency.
- Using data to do a better job of reducing radon risk.
- Developing a database that is compatible with existing databases and tools for comparability
across regions and states, to focus on areas needing attention.
- Making reporting easier for regulated industry operating in multiple states.
- Improving the accuracy of the data being used in local decisions about testing and RRNC
requirements – new codes reference the US EPA map, but isn’t as accurate as it needs to be.
- Incorporating advances in technology to make data more manageable, accessible and useful, for
better analysis, including capacity to compare tests year by year to see if they are going up, see
if radon levels are increasing, and others.
- More accurate and accessible source for information for legislative purposes and environmental
- Ability to link to existing initiatives to provide guidance from a national level to save states time
in creating their own databases
- Ability to incorporate other state tracking needs.