Air Pollution and Public Health in North Carolina
Publication Date: February 2006
Publisher(s): Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center
Keywords: public health; air pollution; air toxics
Coverage: North Carolina
Air pollution takes a significant toll on human health in North Carolina every year, shortening thousands of lives and sending thousands of people to area hospitals. Air Pollution and Public Health in North Carolina estimates the number of premature deaths, hospital admissions, asthma attacks, missed work days and other health consequences of air pollution in the state, recommending a series of steps toward cleaner air.