Environmental Protection Agency awards University of Tulsa with nearly $920k to improve air quality

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The EPA has awarded the University of Tulsa nearly $920,000 to study methods to improve indoor air quality in tribal areas and reduce asthma triggers in schools.

The award to the school was announced by the agency Wednesday.

Air quality information from the Cherokee Nation of northeast Oklahoma, the Nez Perce Tribe Reservation and surrounding area of west central Idaho and the Navajo Nation in the Shiprock, New Mexico, region, will be used to study the health impacts of climate change and indoor air pollution on tribal communities.

Tribal nations rely on many natural resources to maintain traditional diets, customs and languages.

The research will identify the impacts of pollution and climate change, and influence decisions to reduce health risks.
 

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