Indoor Air Quality in Tribal Communities (IAQTC):


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Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a critical issue facing many tribes throughout the country. Improving indoor air quality can result in significant improvements in health thereby decreasing medical costs and improving quality of life.

The EPA has identified and characterized significant risks to public health from indoor environmental contaminants that are commonly found in homes, schools and offices, where Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time. Indoor levels of air pollution may be two to five times higher, and occasionally 100 times higher, than outdoor levels. Common indoor air contaminants include radon, secondhand smoke, mold, irritant and allergenic asthma triggers, combustion by-products and volatile organic compounds.

With support from USEPA’s Office of Radiation & Indoor Air (ORIA) – ITEP is developing a program to assist tribes with Indoor Air Quality issues in the following focus areas:
  • Radon
  • Indoor Asthma Triggers
  • Indoor Air Quality Management Programs in Schools

To learn more or request technical assistance please contact our program staff.
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The goal of ITEP's Indoor Air Quality in Tribal Communities (IAQTC) project is to assist tribal communities to reduce the environmental health risks posed by contaminants in indoor environments.

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The ITEP IAQTC project...
Focuses on: Involves the following:
» Radon
» Indoor asthma triggers
» Indoor air quality in schools

» National IAQ Conferences and Outreach to Tribes
» Technical Assistance
» IAQTC Newsletter

Will partner with other programs to provide services to tribal communities, including:
» US Environmental Protection Agency Indoor Environments Division
» Radiation and Indoor Environments National Laboratory (RIENL)

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For more information please contact:
Mansel Nelson, Sr. Program Coordinator
Tel: 928/523-1275

Last updated: July 28, 2014


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