Healthy air for healthy homes: Indoor Air Quality training opportunity in Tulsa, OK!

Indoor pollution sources, such as fuel-burning appliances, tobacco products, building materials and furnishings, and outdoor pollution sources like radon and pesticides have a negative impact on indoor air quality (IAQ). Excess moisture and inadequate ventilation can raise pollutant levels and cause health problems in tribal homes and schools.

Apply today for the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals’ (ITEP) training on indoor air quality (IAQ), to be held Sept. 26-28 in Tulsa, OK, to learn more tips for solving IAQ problems and ensuring healthy buildings in your community.

ITEP works with tribal governments, various federal, state and local governments, the private sector, and with resources from Northern Arizona University (NAU), to advance environmental protection of Native American natural resources.

The training is designed to provide an understanding of common IAQ problems in tribal homes and schools. There will be hands-on practice with a comprehensive assessment checklist used to identify IAQ problems. This course consists of lectures and a tribal case study, demonstrations, small-group activities and a building walk-through.

Topics include:

  • Indoor air concerns in tribal communities
  • Overview of building science
  • Mold and its health effects
  • IAQ pollutants and cancer
  • IAQ and asthma
  • Hazardous materials in homes and schools
  • Combustion products
  • Equipment for assessing IAQ
  • Outreach: prevention of IAQ problems
  • Collaboration and resources

To learn more and apply for the course, download this application form. For information on scholarship opportunities, see page 2 of the application.

If you have questions regarding the pre-requisites or your eligibility for this course, please contact Patricia Ellsworth, air quality curriculum coordinator, at or call 928-523-6721.

Learn more on ITEP’s website.