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Low-Income Communities Face the Heaviest Adverse Pollution Effects

In cities and towns across America, low-income communities and communities of color shoulder the pollution's heaviest burdens. And often, they are not given their fair share of basic environmental amenities such as access to open space, healthy foods, and public transit.

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Low-Income Communities Face the Heaviest Adverse Pollution Effects

In cities and towns across America, low-income communities and communities of color shoulder the pollution's heaviest burdens. And often, they are not given their fair share of basic environmental amenities such as access to open space, healthy foods, and public transit.
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Statistics show that polluters are far more likely to target these communities—and their residents pay the highest price. Children who live near freeways, ports, and rail yards are five times more likely to have lung damage than kids who don’t.

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