Abstract

Bad air quality is a problem all over the world. In the U.S., air quality is often worse in places where people of color live. There are many different sources of air pollution, like fireplaces, factories, cars, and power plants. We wanted to know how much different pollution sources added to inequality. We found out that people of color are exposed to more air pollution from almost every type of pollution source.

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Summary of research
Researchers found out that people of color are more exposed to air pollution than white people, for almost all pollution sources, income levels, and places.
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Scientific field
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AP Environmental science topics
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Publication date
March 2022

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