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University of Tulsa Studies Indoor Air Quality

Posted on August 04, 2014
by Susana Escamilla


Another positive step to indoor air quality recognition has taken place. The University of Tulsa in Oklahoma will receive a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to study indoor air quality in tribal areas for the period of three years. During the course of time, the university will study tribes in the Oklahoma, Idaho and New Mexico areas. One of the reasons why the university has received the grants is because studies has shown that the tribes have higher than average rates on asthma and hospitalizations from asthma. We have learned that there are several contaminants and various objects that can cause an asthma attack and trigger asthma symptoms.When children are exposed to unhealthy levels of air, many children begin to have respiratory problems such as asthma. This affects their health overall while being at home and at school.

The main goal for the project of three years is for researchers to gain better understanding of how indoor settings affect homes and schools and the a child’s health. The program director for this program wants to help influence indidivuals make positive decisions that can improve the health and well being of the community. Children and adults are expected to benefit from this program so that families can use strategies to improve their health. Overall, families across the country can also resonate the different strategies that will be proposed during this time to create healthier indoor environments. If you need assistance in indoor air quality issues you may contact a professional company like AirTek. AirTek has over 25 years of experience, and our technicians are certified by the National Air Duct Cleaning Association to ensure your air ducts, coils, vents and other equipment meet national health and safety standards. If you are interested in air duct cleaning, click here to receive a free estimate.

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