Developing a National Database of Radon Test Data in Collaboration with EPA: a Pilot Project to Ascertain Feasibility
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Eggers, C. (2015). Developing a National Database of Radon Test Data in Collaboration with EPA: a Pilot Project to Ascertain Feasibility. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v7i1.5687

Abstract

Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and the number one cause among non-smokers. EPA estimates that one in fifteen homes nationwide has elevated radon levels. Public outreach efforts promote radon testing and subsequent mitigation when unsafe levels are found, yet due to varying state regulations, data are non-standardized, making targeted public health actions challenging.  An EPA-CDC collaboration will test the feasibility for capturing, analyzing and displaying radon data from state and local health departments by conducting a pilot project to standardize previously non-systemized, uncoordinated data sources into a nationally consistent radon information resource.

https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v7i1.5687
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