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DAQ Proposes Weakening Air Toxics Standard for Arsenic

The NC Divison of Air Quality (DAQ) plans to increase allowable arsenic levels emitted into the air under the NC Air Toxics Program. Last week, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) submitted comments on behalf of Clean Air Carolina and Medical Advocates for...

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DAQ Proposes to Weaken Air Toxics Standard for Arsenic

The NC Division of Air Quality (DAQ) plans to increase allowable arsenic levels emitted into the air under the NC Air Toxics Program. Last week, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) submitted comments on behalf of Clean Air Carolina and Medical Advocates for...

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Mom’s Clean Air Force eBook on Asthma Triggers

Moms Clean Air Force has created a free e-book called, ASTHMA TRIGGERS: A Guide for Parents, Teachers, Doctors and Nurses. Nearly 26 million Americans live with asthma — including 7 million children! While we can control some triggers in our homes, we can only protect...

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Medical Advocates Meet in the Mountains

On May 16th, Medical Advocates for Healthy Air (MAHA) met with local medical, health, and environmental professionals in Asheville. This area of the state has a strong history of advocating for clean air, and we are excited to work more closely with our mountain...

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CAC Intern Helps Assess Regional Sustainability Initiatives

Clean Air Carolina has been working since January with Centralina and Catawba Council of Governments on a climate change planning assessment as part of the Connect Our Future initiative.  We’ve been fortunate to have Mara Scallon, an environmental science major at...

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MAHA Urges Leading Banks to Stop Financing Coal

Coal generation contributes to both air pollution and climate change, resulting in direct and indirect impacts on public health. Medical Advocates for Healthy Air is calling on major financers of the U.S. coal industry to re-direct their energy lending to clean,...

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CAC Runs a Successful 5K

A big “air hug” to all who came out and helped make our Fourth Annual 5K Run & Walk for Clean Air on May 4 a huge success! Thanks to all our participants, volunteers and sponsors, Clean Air Carolina raised nearly $12,000 which will be used for our educational and...

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Charlotte’s Air Quality Ranking Improves

The Charlotte metro area remains on the top 25 list of most polluted cities according to the American Lung Association’s latest State of the Air report released last week.  In the report, which you can find at www.stateoftheair.org, the Charlotte is listed as 19th...

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MAHA Calls for Health Impact Assessment before Fracking

Medical Advocates for Healthy Air (MAHA) along with other health and environmental professionals banded together in Raleigh on April 17th for a press conference to bring a medical voice to the debate on high volume hydraulic fracturing of natural gas, known widely as...

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