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Health, Environment in NC Forum Planned

DURHAM — The 2018 Fall Forum on Health and the Environment in North Carolina Nov. 1-2 will review the latest issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal.

Topics at the two-day forum to be held in JB Duke Hotel Thomas Executive Conference Center, 230 Science Drive, include the following: Mortality and Health Outcomes in North Carolina Communities Located in Close Proximity to Hog CAFOs; The Impact of Coal-Powered Electrical Plants and Coal Ash Impoundments on the Health of North Carolina Residential Communities; GenX as an Emerging Contaminant: Dilemmas Facing Regulatory Agencies; and more. A full schedule for both days is available on the forum website.

The forum, which is open to students, scientists and the public, aims to forge new, functional connections within the community and on the political front that result in policy changes to favorably impact the environment and improve the daily lives of North Carolina residents affected by adverse environmental factors, according to the website.

Registration fee is $15 for Nov. 1, $25 for Nov. 2 and $40 for both days. Fees are waived for students, college and university faculty, government employees and community environmental group members.

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