US university wins $1m for climate research

A university in the US has been awarded $1 million (£0.64m) to fund research on climate change. The Missouri University of Science & Technology will look into the impacts of […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A university in the US has been awarded $1 million (£0.64m) to fund research on climate change.

The Missouri University of Science & Technology will look into the impacts of climate change on indoor quality and resulting health effects.

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which provided the funding, poor indoor air quality creates health issues and climate change may worsen existing problems and introduce new ones.

However the connection between climate change and the quality of air indoors is not well understood, it added.

Tom Burke, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Research in EPA’s Office of Research and Developments and the Agency’s Science Advisor said: “Gaining a better understanding of the interaction between air quality, climate and energy in an indoor environment will help guide the design of buildings and provide knowledge to respond effectively to changes in indoor air quality that will better protect human health.”