The UW will become a base for one of the nation's four new Clean Air Research Centers funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The agency announced the funding of the centers March 7. Each center will receive approximately $8 million over five years.
The centers will study the health impact of the complex, varying mixtures of particles, vapors and gas that pollute the air.
The UW Center for Clean Air Research will bring together researchers from four main institutions: Washington State University, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, University of New Mexico and the UW.