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
Indoor Air Quality: Partnerships

The purpose of this pre-course assignment is to develop partnerships to address healthy homes and schools. It accompanies an in-person ...

Building Performance: Improving IAQ in Warm Climates

Building Performance: Improving IAQ in Warm Climates provides tribal environmental professionals with building science principles and a ...

Building Performance: Improving IAQ in Cold Climates

This online course has been developed as an introduction to building science principles important to healthy, comfortable, energy ...

Radon Fundamentals

The Radon Fundamentals course provides tribes with an introduction to the mechanics of radon, examples of how tribes are addressing ...