Wednesday, September 20, 2017

EPA awards $220,000 in funding to New Mexico to improve indoor air quality

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) recently received more than $220,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect state residents from indoor air pollutants like radon gas.

The $221,158 in funding for the NMED, which will be deployed with a particular emphasis on promoting the health of school-age children, builds upon the EPA’s efforts to promote indoor air quality and reduce the environmental health risks of contaminants like radon, which may cause cancer.

Indoor air pollution, found in homes, buildings and schools, can cause health issues ranging from sore eyes, burning in the nose and throat, headaches and fatigue, and can be especially harmful to vulnerable occupants, such as those with allergies or respiratory illnesses like asthma.


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