The annual NC BREATHE Conference will be held on April 11 at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC. The one day conference brings together academics, students, medical and health professionals, state, federal and local environmental agencies and community...read more
The AirKeepers program at Clean Air Carolina made a lot of positive impressions at the recent Air Sensors International Conference (ASIC) in Oakland, Calif.
ASIC attendees included regulatory scientists and engineers, air monitoring instrument manufacturers, academic researchers, regional community leaders, and community science groups. I met researchers from all over the U.S., but also Canada, Finland, Qatar, China, and Japan, and I’m sure I didn’t meet everyone.
The Lancet Planetary Health journal recently published a study that links air pollution below national and world standards to increased cases of diabetes worldwide. Researchers found that in 2016 air pollution contributed to 14 percent of the total number of new...read more
An opportunity to improve community awareness and action on air quality On June 25 and 26, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held the Deliberating Performance Targets for Air Quality Sensors workshop/webinar. The two-day conference brought together...read more
Rising Sea Levels Rising sea levels, as a consequence of climate change, pose a threat to millions of people worldwide. The East Coast is experiencing some of the fastest rates of sea level rise in the world. These rising seas have caused tidal flooding- coastal...read more
Several studies have shown that exposure to air pollution is linked with mental health issues. Since May is Mental Health Month we wanted to share some recent studies on this issue in a Research Round-Up.read more
Increasingly, we recognize the impacts of small airborne particles on our health. Breathing particles less than 2.5 microns in diameter, known as PM2.5, is estimated to cause more than 3 million deaths per year worldwide.read more
2018 NC BREATHE ConferencePOSTER AWARDS AND CLOSING REMARKS2018 NC BREATHE ConferencePanel Discussion2018 NC BREATHE ConferencePRACTICING TRANSLATION: AN EXERCISE IN MEDIA RELATIONS ï Liam OíFallon, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) ï Gayle...read more
Wilmington is considered one of the top destinations for Carolina coastal travelers. Its quaint downtown, rich history, and access to vibrant beaches make it a must-see for anyone this side of the mountains. The charm and appeal of the city make it a great place to...read more
“Why target medical and health professionals for air pollution education and advocacy? Because the public trusts you,” said MAHA Manager Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky, MSPH, during her guest lectures at Lenoir-Rhyne University. According to a Gallup Poll, nurses,...read more