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Alaska Indoor Air Quality:

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a critical issue facing all environmental programs throughout Indian Country. However, with the extreme climate conditions in Alaska, students are more likely to spend the entire school day indoors. In addition to the after school activities such as sports and daycare, schools in rural Alaska are often gathering places for community activities in the evening. Schools are a good starting place for a community indoor air quality program.

The health and comfort of students and teachers are among the many factors that contribute to learning and productivity in the classroom, which in turn affect academic performance and achievement. Good indoor air quality, including proper ventilation, leads to a better learning environment. Working with educators and students to gain a better understanding of air quality and to improve the indoor air quality in school buildings will also help increase awareness of indoor air quality throughout the community.

  Alaska Indoor Air Quality:

IAQ Building Assessments [1.95mb]

IAQ Web Resources

IAQ Measurements

Request for IAQ Building Assessment

IAQ Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools (TfS) Program

How Lungs Work and ITEP Services [2.98mb]


Mansel Nelson, 928/523-1275,

The development of the Alaska Indoor Air Quality website was supported with funding from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 Indoor Air Program.

Environmental Education Outreach Program
PO Box 5768 * Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5768
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Last updated: September 1, 2010

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