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Deep Economic and Racial Injustice Found in California Pollution Exposure

A new study confirms the facts of environment justice that has long been common knowledge in affected communities. Now the evidence can be mapped, as well.
February 15, 2019, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Latinos, African-Americans, Asian-Americans and low-income communities are exposed to substantially more air pollution from cars, trucks and buses than other demographic groups in California," according to a new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

A few of the key findings of the study:

  • "On average, African American Californians are exposed to PM2.5 pollution that is 43 percent higher than that for white Californians."
  • "Latino Californians are exposed to PM2.5 pollution 39 percent higher, on average, than that for white Californians."

The website announcing the new study also includes an interactive map, fact sheet, downloadable data, and list of recommended actions.

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Published on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in Union Of Concerned Scientists
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