More than one million North Carolina residents have been diagnosed with asthma. We share CEHS research on air pollution and health, focusing on how people can prevent indoor and outdoor triggers that exacerbate asthma and allergy conditions and improve air quality in North Carolina.
Extreme Heat and Air Quality
We educate public health professionals and communities on actions they can take to protect their health during poor air quality events, which can be exacerbated by extreme heat. CPES is creating a module to inform public health professionals about how extreme heat can exacerbate air pollution. In light of projections for more extreme heat days in response to a changing climate, air pollution will continue to be a relevant environmental health issue in the future.
The NC PFAS Testing (PFAST) Network is a statewide research collaboration focused on improving understanding of exposure to PFAS chemicals across North Carolina, including testing for current PFAS levels in water and air samples. The Network is led by Dr. Jason Surratt (UNC Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering) and comprised of researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State, Duke, UNC-Wilmington, UNC-Charlotte, ECU, and NC A&T.