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GUEST BLOG: Air Quality Education at Whitewater Middle School

by Jessica Jones “We are a community of learners, who through relationships are building awareness of environmental, racial, social, and economic inequities. This knowledge inspires us to serve with our communities to advocate, to heal, and to 'lift as we climb.'" I...

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2020 NC BREATHE Keynotes and Sessions Announced

by Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky Update: 2020 NC BREATHE Conference Canceled The sixth annual NC BREATHE Conference is less than two months away! 2020 NC BREATHE will provide an interactive forum for health professionals, researchers, communities, policymakers, and...

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Public Health Rollbacks Are Back at the EPA

by Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky Over the past couple of years, the EPA has proposed rules that would harm human health, exacerbate climate change, and worsen air pollution, all in direct contradiction to their mission. Thanks to the hard work of concerned citizens,...

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Regular People Are Changing How We Monitor Air Quality

by Calvin Cupini Low cost, high impact: How access to sensors is changing everything in air quality research. Air Quality: It's About Us The ways we hear about air pollution can make us think it's not about us. Large industrial stacks, smokey skies, and cities far...

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CAC Contributes to News & Observer Series

Wood Pellets and Climate Change the Focus of New N&O Series by Andrew Whelan This week the Raleigh News & Observer ran a series of stories that examined the environmental and health impacts of North Carolina's wood pellet industry. Clean Air Carolina spoke...

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NC BREATHE Returns to Charlotte in 2020

by Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky Update: 2020 NC BREATHE Conference Canceled Clean Air Carolina is excited to announce that our annual NC BREATHE conference is returning to Charlotte! The 2020 NC BREATHE conference will be held on April 9 at UNC Charlotte Center City....

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GUEST BLOG: Air Pollution vs. Cigarette Smoking

by Julia Krauchanka, Bill Schlesinger, and H. Kim Lyerly Every person breathes thousands of gallons of air each day, making air the greatest potential source of toxic exposure known to humankind. Occupational exposure to air contaminated with the toxics found in coal...

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Ozone Season Ends, but Air Pollution is a Year-Round Concern

by Mary Stauble October 31 isn’t just Halloween. It also marks the official end of ozone season in North Carolina (March 1 - October 31). Ozone is a colorless gas that occurs naturally in the Earth’s stratosphere, where it helps protect us from harmful ultraviolet...

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