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UW, PSU To Split $1.1M Grant To Study Wildfire Smoke Exposure

(Washington, D.C.)  --  Portland State University and the University of Washington will split a one-point-one-million-dollar grant from the EPA to study ways to reduce exposure to wildfire smoke at school and at home.  PSU will study how wildfire smoke can penetrate buildings.  UW will study the effectiveness of portable air cleaners in classrooms along with how kids are taught about smoke, air quality, and health.  The universities are among nine national grant recipients getting seven-million dollars to study wildfire smoke.


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