Study Finds Severe Racial Gap Between Who Causes Air Pollution and Who Breathes It

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According to a new research from scholars at the University of Minnesota and the University of Washington, Black Americans bear a disproportionate burden from air pollution caused mainly by non-Hispanic White Americans. The study is the first to quantify the racial gap between who causes air pollution and who is impacted by the pollution. Poor air quality is among the largest environmental health risks in the United States. Fine particulate matter pollution is especially harmful and is responsible for more than 100,000 deaths each year from heart attacks, strokes, lung cancer and other disease...

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