The One-Two-Three Punch: Exposure, Susceptibility, and Disease Burden among U.S. Populations of Color

My latest article for Environmental Health Perspectives covers a newly published study in the journal that examines greater vulnerability to equal air pollution among people of color in the U.S. -- and implications for policy (and achieving greater environmental justice in our country) if this were fully taken into account by the EPA.

Here's the first graf: "Multiple studies have demonstrated that people of color in the United States are typically exposed to higher levels of air pollution than White Americans, regardless of income. This persistent inequity appears to increase vulnerability to pollution-related disease among these groups. The authors of a new paper in Environmental Health Perspectives explored whether health disparities might be reduced if federal regulators considered differences in the association between air pollution exposure and mortality across different racial/ethnic groups."

Read the full article here.

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