Health & Quality of Life

Protecting North Carolinians’ health and quality of life

North Carolina has come a long way over the last 50 years in controlling pollution that threatens human health – but our work isn’t done. Air quality is better overall, but still dangerous for families living near roads and some commercial and industrial facilities. New toxic chemicals keep turning up in our water, groundwater, and household products. Unlike some other states, North Carolina lacks state laws and programs to keep dangerous toxics out of common consumer items, including furniture, clothes, and personal care products. NC Conservation Network advocates for policies to ensure that our air, drinking water, food systems, and material possessions are safe, sustainable, and will support a high quality of life for all residents.

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