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Educator and consultant Dr. Francis Koster will speak Tuesday, April 14, on “Communities Breathe Easier: Air Quality Success Stories” at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus. His presentation, scheduled for 6:30 p.m., is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Read more … Communities Breathe Easier: Air Quality Success Stories
Tom Earnhardt, an attorney, former law professor, and past chairman of the board of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, will present “Quality of Life at the Crossroads” on Tuesday, March 24, at the Center for the Environment facility on the Catawba College campus. Earnhardt is the producer/writer of the statewide UNC-TV series, "Exploring North Carolina," which highlights the natural resources of North Carolina and the Southeast. An avid naturalist and advocate for the natural world, he has traveled and spoken on conservation matters in North America, the British Isles, Europe and Asia.
Read more … Center for Environment to Host Presentation on ‘Quality of Life at the Crossroads’
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Dr. David Peden
Dr. Peden is principal investigator for an ongoing study, “Human Health Effects of Environmental Pollutants.” This study is a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “to better understand the effect of a number of air pollutants on human health. This includes studies with volunteers exposed to a number of low-level pollutants to see how these impact health. We also test the effect of certain medications on response to pollutants and examine if people with asthma or certain genetic factors have increased risk for pollutant-induced disease.”
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