May 25, 2022 In a recent study, faculty member Dr. Noah Kittner contributed to an innovative model that demonstrates how electric school bus charging schedules could aid in energy storage.
Floor waxing could be an important source of PFAS contamination, with increased occupational health risks for workers
May 25, 2022 There’s a special satisfaction that comes from walking on perfectly shined floors — but is it worth the potential risk to floor waxing workers? A study published earlier this year measured per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in dust and airborne particulate matter during professional floor stripping and waxing. Researchers concluded that significantly higher levels of PFAS were present during floor waxing.
May 25, 2022 Tick-borne disease and Lyme are not synonymous, especially in North Carolina. If anything, other pathogens like rickettsia and ehrlichia are much more common, and testing should reflect that, researchers say.
May 20, 2022 Building on the work of READDI, the NIH-funded center will develop oral antivirals to combat pandemic-level viruses like COVID-19.
May 18, 2022 Environmental sciences and engineering researchers at the Gillings School have been awarded nearly $800,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop new analytical methods that can improve the detection of emerging air pollutants like PFAS.
May 18, 2022 Excessive drinking cost North Carolinians $9.73 billion, or $2.09 per drink, in 2017 – a 38% increase over excessive drinking costs in 2010.
May 11, 2022 Gillings School maternal and child health researchers found that people who engage in prenatal substance use are more likely to initiate prenatal care later and receive inadequate care before and after birth, with the most pronounced differences in those who report illicit substance use.
April 21, 2022 UNC researchers across disciplines are harnessing the power of a new plastic to remove pollutants from drinking water. Their work just got a significant boost from the state legislature.
April 19, 2022 The Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center at UNC-Chapel Hill aims to address systemic racism in maternal health and reduce inequities in maternal mortality through workforce training that centers equity.
April 11, 2022 Intimate partner violence is a precursor to 6.1% of all suicides, according to a new study led by health behavior researchers at UNC.