The EPA announced the awarding of environmental health research grants to six groups to conduct research which will identify and find methods to reduce tribal health risks for Native Americans and Alaskan natives associated with exposure to climate change, indoor wood smoke exposure, environmental asthma, waterborne diseases, and other tribal concerns.
The EPA funds awarded are part of the agency’s Science to Achieve Results (“STAR”) program, which focuses on using science to reduce environmental health risks.
The recipients include a grant to the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to study and improve indoor air quality and reduce asthma triggers in tribal homes and schools. Other recipients include the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium of Anchorage, Alaska; the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community of La Conner, Washington; the Yukon Tribe of Klamath, California; Little Big Horn College of Crow Agency, Montana; and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts.
To see the full announcement on the grants awarded, go to http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncer_abstracts/index.cfm/fuseaction/recipients.display/rfa_id/569/records_per_page/ALL
For more information on the Tribal Environmental Health Research project, go to http://epa.gov/ncer/tribalresearch/
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