Study: People Of Color Deal With More Air Pollution Than White People Do

This article discusses a study details the impact on people of color from air pollution. It shows that in 46 states, people of color encounter the most air pollution in the US, increasing their risk of asthma, heart disease, and other illnesses.

People of color face more air pollution than white people, and black people bear the biggest environmental burden of any group, according to a new study by EPA scientists.

This exposure could explain disparities in health quality among different communities, scientists from the EPA’s National Center for Environmental Assessment write in the paper, published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health.

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