|Next-generation air monitor developed by EPA researchers. Source: EPA|
As the Diesel Health Project has learned, the EPA is strongly committed to citizen science and community air monitoring. We have been very pleased with support we have gotten from the EPA environmental justice community, EPA Region 7 in Kansas City, and the EPA Office of Research and Development in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
If you want to empower your community, consider training yourself and your neighbors to measure the quality of the air you breath. EPA has great resources for doing that, and your region has Environmental Justice staff who can tell you how to tap them.
This morning, Amanda Kaufman, an EPA science fellow, wrote a very informative blog post that provides a good starting point for learning more.