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Climate change is worsening asthma for children of color

by Forum for the Future, Oct 10
1 minute read

Higher temperatures are driving up ozone levels in the atmosphere, which is typically worse in urban areas with traffic and less green space. Communities of color, forced by redlining policies into more congested neighborhoods and areas near highways, etc., are particularly vulnerable; a USA Today investigation looks at the effects on Black and Latine children’s respiratory health.

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So what?

Taking stock of the links between climate and health also means accounting for racial disparities in housing, healthcare access, and community wealth, and approaching urban design/renewal with an eye toward children’s respiratory health.



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