Released from the EPA, 8 April 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $221,158 to the New Mexico Environment Department. The state will use the funds to protect residents of New Mexico—particularly school-age children—from harmful exposures to radon gas and other indoor air pollutants that may cause cancer.
EPA regularly works with organizations to reduce the environmental health risks of indoor air contaminants such as radon and asthma triggers. Indoor air pollutants in homes, buildings and schools can negatively impact the health of occupants. Some pollutants cause health problems such as sore eyes, burning in the nose and throat, headaches or fatigue. Others can worsen allergies or cause respiratory illnesses—such as asthma.