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Tell EPA to Approve Mercury and Air Toxics Rule

Earlier this year, for the first time ever, the EPA proposed a strong standard, the Mercury and Air Toxics Rule, that requires U.S. coal-fired power plants to install pollution control technologies that cut emissions tied to asthma, cancer and heart attacks. The...

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Research Studies: PM2.5

Go back to: Research Studies PM2.5 Pollution Research 2012 Satellite imaging highlights association between pm 2.5 exposure and premature birth and birth weight in Massachusetts Itai Kloopg et al, from Environmental Health Ambient Air Pollution and the Risk of Acute...

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Research Studies: Diesel

Go back to: Research Studies Diesel Pollution Research 2012 Advanced Collaborative Emission Study (ACES) Subchronic Exposure Results: Biologic Responses in Rats and Mice and Assessment of Genotoxicity By Health Effects Institute View a press release for this report:...

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Research Studies: Ozone

Go back to: Research Studies Ground-level Ozone Pollution Research 2011 Climate Change and Your Health: Rising Temperatures, Worsening Ozone Pollution Report by Union of Concerned Scientists See technical appendix: click here See a press release for this report: click...

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Research Studies: Mercury

Go back to: Research Studies Mercury Pollution Research 2012 Health Effects of Ingestion of Mercury-polluted Urban Soil: An Animal Experiment Muccillo-Baisch et al, from Environ Geochem Health 2010 Mercury Exposure and Children's Health O'Reilly et al, from Curr Probl...

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Charlotte’s Only Green Race Raises AQ Awareness

Clean Air Carolina successfully hosted our 2nd Annual 5K Run for Clean Air on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at McAlpine Creek Park. With the support of area businesses, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation and Honorary Co-Chairs Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and Mecklenburg...

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Charlotte 10th Smoggiest City Second Year in a Row

On April 27, 2011, the American Lung Association released its annual report on air quality, State of the Air 2011, which includes lists of the nation's most polluted metropolitan areas. The State of the Air 2011 report grades cities and counties based, in part, on the...

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Connecting the Dots Between AQ & Public Health

Clean Air Carolina's Executive Director, June Blotnick, has been in the community raising awareness about the connection between poor air quality and public health. Here are a few events we have been a part of so far this year: 10th Annual New Partners for Smart...

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Federal EPA and Health Funding Under Attack

(February 16) Please call your Representative TODAY to say slashing EPA and Health funding will hurt the health of our comminities. Leaders in the House of Representatives are proposing radical and devastating cuts to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the...

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CAC Urges Stricter GHG Rules for Trucks/Buses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a program to address the urgent challenges of the nation's oil dependency and global climate change by improving fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses. These vehicles make up the transportation segment's...

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