Associations between air pollution and socioeconomic characteristics, ethnicity and age profile of neighbourhoods in England and the Netherlands

MRC-PHE centre members, Anna Hansell & Daniella Fecht have had their 2015 paper from Environmental Pollution mentioned in this September's Guardian in an article entitled "The Black Lives Matter protesters were right: air pollution is a race issue".

For the mention and then the full article, see below.

 

 

"Moreover, there is plenty of evidence that black people and ethnic minorities are much more likely to be affected by bad air. Research first by the UK government, and recently by Imperial College London and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands have shown that the average person identifying as black or black-British African in the UK is exposed to much higher levels of pollutants than the average urban white person."

To see the full Guardian article click here