Flourida is poised to legalize its first indoor indoor air pollution control system, with state regulators announcing on Wednesday that the company that built it will be eligible for a $50,000 federal grant to build it.
The $50m grant will allow for construction of a $2m indoor system that will be operational by 2019, with plans to eventually expand the system to two million square feet.
The facility will be located at the University of California at Riverside, and will be operated by the University Health Systems of Southern California (USCS) in conjunction with the USCS Institute for Health Technology (USITC).
It will be run by a USCS subsidiary called USITC Integrated Health, and a state-of-the-art facility in the US.
The system will include sensors that measure and monitor indoor air quality and will also track health and safety issues, according to USCS.
It will provide information on indoor air pollutants, and the indoor system will monitor pollutants such as benzene, sulfur dioxide and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and will alert owners when the pollution levels are too high, according the USSC website.
The state also plans to build a pilot plant in the county of La Quinta to assess the potential for indoor air emissions from the construction of the facility, the USTC website states.
Flourida’s indoor air is considered highly toxic by US authorities, with up to 300,000 people diagnosed with cancer and more than 10,000 cases of bronchiolitis obliterans.
The state has also seen a spike in the number of asthma attacks.