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Traffic-related air pollution exposes minority communities more than white communities

I-885 near Durham and other major roadways worsen air quality and urban heat in communities across the United States. (Zachary Turner)
I-885 near Durham and other major roadways worsen air quality and urban heat in communities across the United States. (Zachary Turner)

Traffic pollution disproportionally impacts marginalized communities across the U.S. A new study at UNC’s Institute for the Environment looks at how two common traffic pollutants affect North Carolina communities.

Zachary Turner reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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