Washington Environmental Health Disparities Map Reveals Racial and Income Environmental Injustice

Working our partners, we recently published analyses based on our Washington Environmental Health Disparities (WA EHD) Map.

https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16224470

There are a couple notable figures that reveal the relationships between race/ethnicity, income and cumulative environmental health risk in the state of Washington.

 

 

This first one shows that census tracts with a greater proportion of residents who are people of color tend to have higher environmental health disparity ranks — they’re more impacted by cumulative environmental health risks.

 

 

 

This second one shows that census tracts with higher income “ranking” — in other words have lower median incomes, tend to have higher environmental health disparity rankings.  Thus, lower income census tracts tend to be more impacted by cumulative environmental health risks.

 

 

To explore the interactive Environmental Health Disparities (WA EHD) Map, click on the map below:

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about the WA EHD Map, visit:

 

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