White people cause the most pollution, but people of color suffer the most from it

By Ellie Anzilotti ~ Fast Company ~  Buying things–especially things that require a lot of shipping–causes air pollution. White people in the U.S. are bigger spenders, but the pollution their dollars create primarily affects people of color. If you are black or Hispanic in the United States, your environmental footprint is probably much lighter than the average white American. But at the same time, you probably breathe in much more…

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Pollution is bad for your health and the environment. It’s also bad for schools, two recent studies show.

By Matt Barnum ~ Chalkbeat ~  Late last year, the Trump administration moved to roll back Obama-era regulations designed to improve air quality and limit pollution. No one thought of it as an education story. But new research suggests it is, at least in part. While the health risks of air pollution have long been documented, two recent studies are among the first to directly connect two different forms of pollution to…

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Could Air Pollution be Linked to Higher Crime Rates?

By Gary Haq ~ CityMetric The impact of air pollution on human health is well-documented. We know that exposure to high levels of air pollutants raises the risk of respiratory infections, heart disease, stroke, lung cancer as well as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. But there is growing evidence to suggest that air pollution does not just affect our health – it affects our behaviour too. Lead was removed from petrol…

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