Join us this week for NTFAQ, May 17 – 21, 2021! Click here to check it out!
- You can join the NTAA Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 20 at 12:30 pm PT when NTAA will be releasing the 2021 Status of Tribal Air Report. You can also learn how to join NTAA as a Member Tribe or Associate Member!
- Join leaders from the Moms Clean Air Force for a Meet and Greet TODAY at 3pm PT. Moms Clean Air Force is NTAA’s latest Associate Member so join them to learn what they do to advance air quality!
It’s National Asthma Awareness Month!
Join the EPA Indoor airPLUS Program in celebrating National Asthma Awareness Month. Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening chronic respiratory disease that affects the quality of life for more than 25 million Americans, including an estimated 5 million children. Although there is no cure for asthma yet, asthma can be controlled in part through management of the indoor environment. Indoor airPLUS is a voluntary partnership and labeling program that helps new home builders improve the quality of indoor air by requiring construction practices and product specifications that minimize exposure to airborne pollutants including environmental asthma triggers. Search for a local Indoor airPLUS builder on EPA’s Partner Locator, and ask for the EPA Indoor airPLUS label on your new home!
How Indoor airPLUS Homes Help Reduce the Occurrence of Asthma Triggers in the Home. Here are ways an Indoor airPLUS home can help reduce asthma triggers in the home.
Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes
Dame Magazine – It’s High Time We Listen to Indigenous Women on Climate
NTAA’s recent partnership with Moms Clean Air Force is mentioned
NY Times – Blazes That Refuse to Die: ‘Zombie Fires’
Gizmodo – The EPA Is Doing Its Job Again
High Country News – The everyday violence of Indian Country’s ‘bordertowns’
National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update
Gizmodo – Exxon Blames You for Climate Change
The Guardian – Third of global food production at risk from climate crisis
The Guardian – Weatherwatch: does nuclear power really keep the lights on?
The Hill – Gas shortages likely to linger for days
Yale Climate Connections – Santa Fe women built homemade air purifiers to help protect people from wildfire smoke
Be sure to subscribe to EPA’s IAQ Bulletins