NYTimes: Stress, Pollution and Poverty: A Vicious Cycle?

Authors: Green For All

"Minority, low-income and tribal populations are disproportionately exposed to and impacted by pollution," the New York Times reports, and the cumulative consequences of multiple exposures and even non-chemical stress factors can intensify the impact of any single pollutant.

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $7M in grants to study the combined impact of pollutants and social factors in several low-income communities:

"This research could pave the way for more interdisciplinary work that is responsive to community concerns and environmental justice."

– Dr. Paul Anastas, assistant administrator for the E.P.A. Office of Research and Development

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