Share your experience: Take indoor air quality needs assessment

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The National Tribal Air Association, made up of nearly 100 member tribes, works to advance air quality management and policies and programs for American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

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.

Your input is needed. You and your tribal community can help provide the facts needed to support more funding for IAQ in tribal housing by filling out the NTAA 2015-2016 National Indoor Air Quality Needs Assessment for Indian Country.

The National Tribal Air Association is working to provide tribes and the federal government with a national snapshot of tribal housing indoor air quality needs in order to demonstrate the need for increased funding to improve IAQ in tribal housing. The assessment has been sent to all federally recognized tribes.

Please help by participating in this short survey. Please set aside at least 30-45 minutes to answer all the questions. When you are finished, simply click on the “submit” button at the end of the survey to ensure your answers are properly counted.

If you don’t know the answer to a question, you can skip the question or write, “I don’t know.”

Please complete the Needs Assessment by Feb. 28, 2016.

As you may know, since it’s founding in 2002, the National Tribal Air Association (NTAA) has been a leading voice for tribal air quality issues, programs, and policies. With nearly 100 principal member tribes, the NTAA’s mission is to advance air quality management and policies and programs, consistent with the needs, interests, and unique legal status of American Indian tribes and Alaskan Natives. The NTAA established an Indoor Air Quality Work Group in order to bring greater attention to the many IAQ issues in Indian Country.

Please share the assessment with others in your tribe as we hope to have at least at least one assessment filled out by each tribe in Indian Country.

NTAA will be compiling the results of this needs assessment into a final report and released at the 2016 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality, which will be held May 17-19 at the Seneca Niagara Resort. NTAA hopes this assessment will help tribal and federal governmental leaders understand the extent of IAQ needs in tribal communities. NTAA will be highlighting the information collected to support more funding for tribal housing.

For more information on the NTAA IAQ work group that created this assessment, please visit NTAA’s website.

Thank you in advance for your time. With your help, NTAA will be working to bring additional resources for tribes to address IAQ issues in their communities.

Click here to take the assessment.

One thought on “Share your experience: Take indoor air quality needs assessment

  1. Yes! Without meals we can live a week, without water three days, and without air – no more than a minute. To care about clean air is our big responsibility.

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