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Beulah Herring lives next to a Duplin County hog farm. Herring is now a "prisoner" in the house she's lived in since 1921.
Air pollution is increasing in all areas of North Carolina, both urban and rural
From industrial emissions to car exhaust, the air that North Carolinians breathe is getting worse. For the state's poor, air pollution is a special problem. Learn about how emissions from a hog farm have impacted the lives of North Carolina residents....(more)
Asheville youth has asthma
On days when air pollution clouds the view from his home in Murphy, Jeffrey can't play outside. Hear his mother Ronda Robberson explain how dirty air makes it harder for Jeffrey to breathe...(more)

Degraded air quality makes it impossible for Jeffrey Robberson to play basketball.
Check out UNC-TV's Resources on Air Pollution