Inequitable Air Pollution Exposure in California: How Electric Vehicles Can Help

David Reichmuth
Cars, trucks, and buses contribute to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution in California, and exposure to this pollution is inequitable. On average, African American and Latino Californians are exposed to PM2.5 pollution 19 and 17 percent higher, respectively, than the state average while white Californians are exposed to 17 percent lower concentrations. There are also disparities in exposure linked to income: the lowest-income households in the state live where exposure to PM2.5 pollution is...
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