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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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Legislature Forced to Step Back in Power Grab

Clean Air Carolina filed a legal challenge against the legislature’s efforts to place four state constitutional amendments on the ballot this fall that would threaten voting rights, radically restructure the government, and significantly erode the separation of state...

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AirKeeper Story: Ed Barrows

I first heard about the Clean Air Carolina PurpleAir monitors on one of the regular Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments teleconferences discussing the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network Drought Reporting program (CoCoRHaS). I looked Clean...

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52 MAHA Members Sign Comments Opposing EPA Transparency Rule

Medical Advocates for Healthy Air submitted comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for comments on the proposed “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” rule (83 FR 18768). If implemented the proposed rule would: Exclude...

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Court Temporarily Halts NC Legislature’s Power Grab

The Southern Environmental Law Center, NC NAACP, Clean Air Carolina, and Forward Justice released the following statements after the Wake County Superior Court issued an order halting the printing of North Carolina ballots as litigation on the North Carolina legislature’s efforts to place four state constitutional amendments on the ballot this fall that would fundamentally restructure the state government continues.

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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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