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How the Air Pollution Crisis Can Affect You

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 92 percent of the world’s population breathe polluted air,1 and nearly 7 million deaths can be attributed to air pollution each year.2 An overall toxic environment is responsible for at least 25 percent of deaths reported worldwide, and poor air quality is one of the greatest contributors to… Read More »

Ethnic minorities produce less pollution but are exposed to more

Some refineries contribute to local air pollutionMicha​el Stravato/Polaris/eyevin​e By Adam Vaughan Black and Hispanic people in the US are, on average, exposed to more dirty air than white people, despite generally being responsible for less air pollution. For the first time, a study into pollution and inequality has also factored in how people use energy,… Read More »