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RECORD NUMBER: 316 OF 1045
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Environmental equity : reducing risk for all communities /|
|CORP Author||United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Environmental Equity Workgroup.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Policy, Planning and Evaluation : [U.S. G.P.O.],|
|Report Number||EPA230-R-92-008; EPA230-R-92-008A|
|Subjects||Environmental policy--United States. ; Minorities--Health risk assessment--United States. ; Environmental health--United States. ; Hazardous waste sites--United States. ; Environmental protection ; Minorities--Health aspects--United States ; Poor--Health aspects--United States|
|Additional Subjects||Environmental protection ; Public health ; Pollution ; Risk assessment ; Demographic surveys ; Populations ; Exposure ; Management planning ; Socioeconomic data ; Government policies ; Risk Reduction Project US EPA ; Community planning ; Priorities|
|Collation||2 volumes : illustrations, map, chart ; 28 cm|
In targeting its protection efforts to reduce the most serious risks, the Agency has begun to examine how the patterns of environmental problems converge on different places, how the people who live in those places are affected, and how environmental programs should be refined to address identified differences. A community surrounded by Multiple sources of air pollution, ringed by waste treatment facilities and landfills, and whose residences contain lead-based paint clearly faces higher than average potential environmental risks. It is in this context that concerns have been raised about the relative risk burden borne by low-income and racial minority communities. Examination of these differences in risk burden and how government agencies respond is known as environmental equity. Although there are many types of equity, this report focuses on racial and socioeconomic equity.
Cover title. "PM-221"--Cover. "EPA230-R-92-008"--Cover of Vol. 1. "EPA230-R-92-008A"--Cover of Vol. 2. "June 1992"--Cover for Vol. 1 and 2. Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, pages 41-42 ; v. 2, p. 122-130).
v. 1 Workgroup report to the administrator -- v. 2 Supporting document. "This report to the Administrator reviews existing data on the distribution of environmental exposures and risks across population groups. It also summarizes the Workgroup's review of EPA programs with respect to racial minority and low-income populations."--Introduction.