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Poor, Blacks, More Likely To Breathe Polluted Air

Twelve years after a government initiative to address environmental injustices, AP analysis of government pollution, health and census data suggests that little has changed.

"A dozen years after former President Clinton ordered the government to attack environmental injustices, black and poor Americans still are far more likely to breathe factory pollution that poses the greatest health risk, an Associated Press analysis found. The AP analysis of government pollution, health and census data found that blacks are 79 percent more likely than whites to live in neighborhoods where industrial air pollution is suspected of causing the most health problems."

Thanks to Matt Dugan

Full Story: AP: Blacks likely breathe most unhealthy air


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