Toxic http://wunc.org en Study Finds Toxic Flame Retardant In Many Sofas http://wunc.org/post/study-finds-toxic-flame-retardant-many-sofas <p style="line-height: 15px; margin: 0px 0px 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Your favorite couch or sofa could be dangerous for your health. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:14:00 +0000 Catherine Brand 5413 at http://wunc.org Toxic Mercury Levels Decline http://wunc.org/post/toxic-mercury-levels-decline <p>Emissions of toxic mercury from North Carolina coal-fired power plants have dropped significantly in the last decade.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii:</strong> In 2002 the General Assembly enacted the Clean Smokestack Act, aimed at cutting emissions. The North Carolina Division of Air Quality says the result is a 70-percent drop in toxic mercury entering the atmosphere. Tom Mather is with the division.<br> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2081 at http://wunc.org UNC Forum Focuses on Agent Orange http://wunc.org/post/unc-forum-focuses-agent-orange <p>A panel of local and national experts were scheduled to address the legacy of Agent Orange at a public forum February 16th in Chapel Hill. The toxic herbicide was used by the U.S. government to remove tree cover in the jungles of Vietnam, so the enemy wouldn't be able to hide as easily. Nancy Leterri is executive director of Children of Vietnam. She says the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs allows compensation for anyone who had 'boots on the ground' in Vietnam and who suffers from disabilities including certain cancers, Parkinson's Disease... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 21:00:00 +0000 Catherine Brand 10161 at http://wunc.org