Indoor Environments Division, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Data Center Description
The EPA's Indoor Environments Division provides information and conducts studies on indoor air quality issues such as asthma, smoke in homes, radon, and molds.
At the World Summit for Sustainable Development in August 2002, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the creation of a Partnership for Clean Indoor Air to address the serious health effects associated with elevated indoor levels of smoke from cooking and heating practices. Over 2 billion people worldwide use traditional fuels for cooking and home heating. According to the World Health Organization, this widespread use results in the premature deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually, with women and children being most significantly effected.