IAQ program expands to Alaska
According to the story, students will test homes, schools, workplaces and communities in seven Alaskan Native villages to look for fine particulates and will use air sampling equipment, questionnaires and historic data to augment their research, presenting their findings to community leaders in an effort to improve respiratory health.
Lead scientist Tony Ward said: "These are some pretty isolated and impoverished communities. They''re rural, remote and they don''t always have access to environmental health resources."
The project will also create jobs for local health specialists and newcomers to the environmental health field, the story added.