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Partner Spotlight | Krishnaveni Balakrishnan

September 1, 2020

By Adelle Schubarg, Environmental Research Assistant Krishnaveni Balakrishnan is a Senior Public Health Educator with the Orange County Health Department and coordinator for the department’s Healthy Homes program. In this position, she works with the local community, families, and public … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Brenda Bass

March 1, 2020

Brenda Bass is a regional environmental health specialist for the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Children’s Environmental Health Unit. In this role, she works with local environmental health departments in the areas of childcare, schools, and lead … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Warren Richardson

December 1, 2019

Warren Richardson is an environmental health specialist for the Durham County Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Division. He has an extensive background in environmental health, although he did not begin his career in the field. Warren earned an architectural … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Cheyenne Wagi

October 1, 2019

Cheyenne Wagi is the Toxic Free Kids Program Manager at Toxic Free NC and a new member of the NC Lead and Healthy Homes Task Force. Before joining Toxic Free NC, she earned dual master’s degrees in global public health … Continued

Child Care Sanitation Rule Amendment

September 30, 2019

Important news! An amendment to Rule 15A NCAC 18A .2816 was adopted and approved with an October 1 (tomorrow) effective date. This amendment requires that all licensed child care centers test all drinking water faucets and food preparation sinks for … Continued

UNC Video Communicates Vaping Research and Risks

July 15, 2019

A new video highlights research while urging caution regarding the use of e-cigarettes and vaping. Produced by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS), the video opens with striking historical footage showing doctors recommending … Continued

Partner Spotlight | Victoria Hudson

July 1, 2019

Victoria Hudson is the Director of Environmental Health and Retail Food Inspection Program for the Orange County Health Department. She has been working in public safety and environmental health for 26 years and in local health departments for 19 years. … Continued

June is National Healthy Homes Month

June 1, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joins the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in recognizing June as National Healthy Homes Month. Take this opportunity to learn about the relationship between indoor air, housing and health. Check out … Continued