More than 1 million North Carolina residents have been diagnosed with asthma, and it is the most common chronic disease among children and one of the primary reasons for school absences. [Source: NC Division of Public Health]
View this asthma awareness public service announcement (PSA) produced by the CEHS Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC) and the UNC School of Journalism.
The COEC is sharing CEHS research on air pollution and health, focusing on how people can improve air quality in NC:
CEHS researchers are studying how environmental factors influence asthma development or worsen existing asthma. Read about Pollutants and Asthma and the research of Dr. David Peden, a pediatrician and director of the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology (CEMALB). Learn about CEHS asthma research in the Pulmonary Disease Flexible Interdisciplinary Research Group (FIRG).
Funded by NIEHS Grant # P30 ES010126