Nationally, people in poverty have 1.35 times higher burden from PM2.5 emissions than the overall population, and non-Whites have 1.28 times higher burden. Blacks, specifically, have 1.54 times higher burden than did the overall population. Race and socioeconomic status need to be considered in efforts to address inequitable PM burdens across populations.
Ihab Mikati is an ORISE Program participant with EPA’s National Center for Environmental Assessment. His research is focused on disparities in the health and well-being of marginalized populations that arise as a result of environmental or other factors.
Racial & Economic Disparities in Residential Proximity to PM Emission Sources: A National Analysis Webinar
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST