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EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

Indoor Air Quality

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What Are You Breathing?

It is a good question to ask ourselves. All of us face a variety of risks to our health as we go about our day-to-day lives.

Driving in cars, flying in planes, engaging in recreational activities, and being exposed to environmental pollutants all pose varying degrees of risk. Some risks are simply unavoidable. The good news is indoor air pollution is one risk that you can do something about. Find out more about what you are breathing and how to improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) around you.

<-- Read "Care for Your Air: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality"

What is Our Mission?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Indoor Environments Program provides education and practical tools for attaining healthy indoor environments.  The areas we target in Region 6 includes but are not limited to Radon, Indoor Air Issues both chemical and biological, Asthma awareness, Tools for Schools, and Children’s Environmental Health.
Region 6 EPA, in close cooperation with other Federal agencies, States, and the private sector, is actively involved in a concerted effort to better understand and communicate indoor air pollution and reduce people's exposure to air pollutants in schools, homes, offices, and other indoor environments where people live, work, and play.

Grants Funding:

In addition to grants made from our national program offices, Region 6 provides funding specifically for projects in our 5-state region. Funded programs include asthma education, school indoor air quality programs, environmental education, GAP grants, funding for U.S./Mexico border projects and others.  Please check http://www.grants.gov/ for funding opportunities throughout the year.                                                                            
Green and Healthy Homes/Buildings: The EPA protocols and DOE guidelines are intended for voluntary adoption by weatherization assistance programs, federally funded housing programs, private sector home performance contracting organizations, and others working on residential retrofit or remodeling efforts. http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/retrofits.html

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Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening respiratory disease that affects the quality of life for millions of Americans. Although there is no cure for asthma yet, asthma can be controlled through medical treatment and management of environmental triggers. EPA is committed to educating all Americans about asthma so that everyone knows what asthma is, how the environment can affect asthma patients, and how to manage environmental asthma triggers. Visit our Asthma homepage.
Radon is a known cancer causing agent that everyone is exposed to at some level. The EPA estimates that radon causes approximately 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year in the United States. The Regional Office provides information to the public and offers grant funds to the states for the purpose of implementing effective radon programs at the state level. Visit our Radon homepage.
Molds can gradually destroy the things they grow on. You can prevent damage to your home and furnishings, save money, and avoid potential health problems by controlling moisture and eliminating mold. growth. Visit EPAs National Mold Site and Mold Guide.

Regional Contacts:
Mailing Address:
1445 Ross Ave. (6PD-T)
Dallas, TX 75202-2733
Toll Free: 800-887-6063
(214) 665-2760 if calling from outside Region 6
(214) 665-7547 for the Indoor Air Quality Hotline
Fax: (214) 665-6762

Indoor Air/Asthma:  Mark Berry, berry.mark@epa.gov (214) 665-3183  
Children’s Environmental Health: Paula Selzer, selzer.paula@epa.gov (214) 665-6663
Radon:  George Brozowski  Brozowski.George@epa.gov  (214) 665-8541
School Environments: Stacy Murphy murphy.stacy@epa.gov (214) 665-7116 
Tribal IAQ:  Mark Berry, berry.mark@epa.gov (214) 665-3183

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