Category: Health

Key Questions for Elected Officials

With the Nov. 6 election right around the corner, do you want to know what federal, state, and local policies we should be asking our candidates and elected officials about? Here’s a list of key questions to ask.

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UNC Charlotte Joins MAHA Clean Construction Partnership

Universities regularly undergo construction to address the needs of the community and improve the education and training they provide. pollutants that cause adverse health outcomes and exacerbate ongoing health conditions. We’re happy to announce that the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC-Charlotte) has joined the MAHA Clean Construction Partnership to substantially reduce diesel pollution at their construction sites and improve public health.

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GUEST BLOG: Health and the Environment in North Carolina

Sponsored by Clean Air Carolina and the Duke University Environmental Health Scholars Program, the current issue of the NC Medical Journal includes a host of commentaries and articles covering everything from the impact of concentrated animal feeding operations on rural residents, to unexpected sources and effects of pollution, to local and statewide programs aimed at improving air and water quality.

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Air Quality Health Impacts of CAFOs

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) today are integral to the growth of the animal product market. Cattle, swine, and poultry CAFOs and related facilities generated more than $120 billion in 2004 and the industry has continued to grow. However, this revenue does not reflect the negative health impacts that CAFOs have on surrounding communities.

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It’s a poor air quality day. What should you do?

It is important for everyone to be informed about daily air quality in order to reduce their exposure to air pollution. The AQI is a tool used to report daily air quality. MAHA has created infographics for adults and children to help you know what to do on poor air quality days. It is important to limit time outside on poor air quality days.

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