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Environmental justice and health disparities

Communities of socioeconomic disadvantage are more likely to be exposed to harmful pollutants compared to other communities. Adverse health outcomes resulting from these environmental exposures may be exacerbated by disproportionately greater underlying socioeconomic stressors. The work of faculty in the EHS department investigates the disparate impact of water and air pollutant exposures through community-based participatory research project.