North Carolina is a beautifully diverse state, from the beaches of the Outer Banks to the wilderness of the Appalachian mountains. The state has a strong legacy of conservation and environmental protection, and also boasts two of the fastest-growing metro areas in the U.S. (Raleigh and Charlotte). Home to six major research universities and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, North Carolina has a strong interest in environmental health. In 2006, it became one of the first states to require public schools to enact Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policies to reduce pesticide use on school buildings and grounds. That bill, the NC School Children’s Health Act, also took significant steps to reduce children’s exposure to elemental mercury, diesel fumes, arsenic-treated wood, and mold & mildew at school. Since then the state legislature has considered policies to reduce exposures to toxic flame retardants, BPA and phthalates.
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