Extreme heat can be dangerous for runners, cyclists and anyone spending time outdoors: 6 tips for staying safe Above photo: Think carefully before running or cycling in the heat of the day. Saul …
Lead water pipes created a health disaster in Flint, but replacing them with cheaper plastic — as some cities are doing — carries hidden costs Above image: Plastic water pipes may be cheaper, but …

The case against plastic waste grows as more studies point to potential harm

By Will Atwater What type of pollution is so tiny it can be invisible to the naked eye? Hint: Humans ingest it through the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. The answer: …

NC health workers detected lead contamination in applesauce that led to a nationwide recall, several lawsuits

By Rose Hoban Quick work from a North Carolina pediatrician and Catawba County public health authorities helped detect mass lead poisoning that has affected more than 500 children in at least 44 …

Alcohol-monitoring for some N.C. parents could save lives. Uncertainty about the law presents a roadblock.

By Lucas Thomae Carolina Public Press For months now, Michael Dean Smith said, he has feared his infant daughter will be hurt or killed in a drunk-driving related accident with the mother of …
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