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Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice - Under-resourced communities - Key Toxics in Canada

29 Aug 2023

EJ Fact Sheet: Built Environment - Final Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice The disproportionate burden of The fair treatment and meaningful environmental harms on Indigenous and involvement of all people regardless of race, other racialized communities, and uneven color, national origin, or income, with respect access to nature and environmental to the development, implementation, and. [...] Under-resourced communities Key Toxics in Canada experience: Heavy metals: accumulate in soil and Significantly higher siting of waste or water, and are associated with heavily polluting facilities developmental, physical and neurological problems in humans and Less access to meaningful public wildlife. [...] participation for decisions with substantial BTEX compounds (benzene, environmental and health impacts tolulene, ethylbenzene, xylene): Long-term exposure to high Lower levels of environmental law concentrations ca n damage organs enforcement and the immune s ystem, and can cause respiratory problems and Relative lack of political or financial means cancer. [...] This includes addressing and minimizing social, gender, racial and intergenerational inequities and prioritizing those populations and communities at greater risk of climate change impacts." Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2023 Confirms that low-income persons and communities are being disproportionately impacted by climate change. [...] The importance of communicating the health risks to vulnerable communities will grow increasingly important and should be considered alongside mitigative Sarnia, ON tactics to reduce air pollution and air pollution exposure.” Priya Patel, Data Scientist at CANUE CANUE Edmonton, AB Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium Environments and Health Signature Initiative Webinars: Agri-Fo.


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