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Methyl bromide is an incredibly dangerous air pollutant. Exposure to methyl bromide can damage our eyes, skin, lungs, kidneys, and central nervous system. Yet despite the risks, this neurotoxin is commonly used through eastern North Carolina at log fumigation plants, endangering the health of the communities that surround these facilities. CleanAIRE NC worked for several...
by Ulla Reeves Every year, over 12 million people visit North Carolina’s most treasured natural area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Despite it being our region’s most iconic natural area, and the most visited national park in the United States, the Smokies are constantly facing threats from air pollution. The people visiting and enjoying the...
by Bill Schlesinger Each day we breathe more than 10 cubic meters of air—more if we are exercising—so it stands to reason that stuff in the air can enter our body in large quantities.  One of the pollutants of current focus is fine particulate matter, expressed in micrograms per cubic meter.  The US Environmental Protection...
by June Blotnick, Executive Director It’s been a long time coming, but I’m thrilled that I can finally announce our big news: Clean Air Carolina is now CleanAIRE NC! And we’re not just changing our name. We’re unveiling a top-to-bottom redesign with a new logo, a new look, and a new website. Don’t worry, we’re...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, CleanAIRE NC, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] Clean Air Carolina Expands Mission, Changes Name to CleanAIRE NC The organization is rebranding itself to coincide with a broader mission scope that emphasizes climate change and environmental justice. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Clean Air Carolina, a North Carolina-based environmental nonprofit...
by Rebecca Sauer, Andrew Rasetti, and Kat Soltany CleanAIRE NC is excited to welcome our 2021 summer interns! Rebecca Sauer and Andrew Rasetti join us from Duke University’s Stanback Fellowship Program as an Environmental Health Associate and Environmental Policy Associate, respectively. And Kat Soltany is working with us as a Citizen Science Innovation Associate from the Davidson Sustainability...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Whelan, Clean Air Carolina, (919) 408-7031, [email protected] Stephanie Johannes, Clean Air Carolina, (704) 307-9528, ext. 111, [email protected] SIXTH ANNUAL NC BREATHE CONFERENCE TO SEEK CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS THAT ADVANCE HEALTH AND EQUITY IN NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Policymakers, community groups, medical professionals, and environmental advocates will participate...
by Joel Porter A new alliance of what could be considered strange bedfellows is emerging here in North Carolina. In Duplin and Sampson counties, the energy industry is joining forces with the agriculture industry on what they have been saying is “for the good of the climate, consumers and family farmers.” This is a classic...
  by Chad Carwein Universities regularly undergo construction to address the needs of the community and improve the education and training they provide. Every day, individuals from all walks of life visit university campuses. It may be for their own education, to attend a campus event, or to go to work. When people walk by...
MAHA’s support helps protect health of Fairfield Harbour community by Rachel McIntosh-Kastrinsky “We couldn’t have accomplished this without [MAHA’s] invaluable insight, help, and support,” said Cindy Pellegrini. In the summer of 2018, Medical Advocates for Healthy Air (MAHA) received a request for help from Cindy Pellegrini, a resident of Fairfield Harbour. The small community, located...
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