Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Disparities in Air Pollution Exposure Captured in New Study from Hajat and Colleagues

Posted: 2/11/2022 (CSDE Workshop)

In new study, CSDE Affiliate Anjum Hajat and a number of colleagues quantify exposure disparities by race/ethnicity and income throughout the contiguous United States for six criteria air pollutants, during the period 1990 to 2010. For all years and pollutants, the racial/ethnic group with the highest national average exposure was a racial/ethnic minority group. Over the period studied, national absolute racial/ethnic exposure disparities declined. You can find the full study HERE.

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