||Environmental equity : reducing risk for all communities, volume 2: Supporting document.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation,
Environmental protection. ;
Risk assessment. ;
Minorities--Health aspects--United States. ;
Poor--Health aspects--United States.
Environmental protection ;
Public health ;
Risk assessment ;
Demographic surveys ;
Management planning ;
Socioeconomic data ;
Government policies ;
Risk Reduction Project US EPA ;
Community planning ;
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||140 pages : map ; 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. "EPA230-R-92-008a." "June 1992." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.