Poor Neighborhoods Breathe More Hazardous Particles



A new study shows that in non-white and low-income communities, the air pollution contains more hazardous ingredients rather than in white neighborhood. Latinos had the highest exposures to the largest number of these ingredients, while whites generally had the lowest.

Communities with low education and high poverty faces many health risks. Air pollutant, the fine particulate matter known as PM2.5 is a mixture of emissions from diesel engines, power plants, refineries and other sources of combustion,  the microscopic particles penetrate deep into the lungs.

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