Latest publication from CHCS – Testing residential tap water

Abstract Background In 2015 alone, community water systems serving about 21 million Americans violated the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (US-EPA) water quality standards. While water at community treatment and distribution centers is regularly monitored and tested, little is known about pollutants in the water systems at the household level. Aims This pilot study assessed the...

Special Event – Contaminants in Soil & Drinking Water

Findings from recent research on soil lead exposure risk in Greensboro & contaminants in residential tap water in High Point. FRIDAY MARCH 19th NOON REGISTER AT: http://go.uncg.edu/contaminants Harmful materials were once used in construction of homes like asbestos, formaldehyde, chromated copper arsenic, and lead and have been shown to impact the health of residents. Likewise, the quality of...

December Community Workday: An End of the Year Triumph

Our latest quarterly workday took place on December 5th along tributaries of the Buffalo Creek in the Cottage Grove neighborhood. We had another great turnout with 30 community volunteers from the Health Impact Team at CHCS, Partnership to End Homelessness AmeriCorps members, neighborhood residents, and staff from the Cottage Garden’s Resource Center. The workday is intended to raise awareness...

Community Workday at S. Buffalo Creek

Second Community Workday is Just Around the Corner Buffalo Creek’s s first workday took place on June 20th in the Cottage Grove neighborhood with a great turnout. The project’s goal of improving the environmental conditions of the quality of water in the creek seems to be right on track. Community volunteers got involved by picking up nearly 25 bags of litter, a misplaced shopping cart,...