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Air pollution from industrial sources in Michigan’s Wayne County is linked to deaths and life... more »
posted 07/01/15
On Mar. 6 representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Michigan... more »
posted 07/07/14

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Natasha Dado wrote this series for The Arab American News as a fellow in the 2014 National Health Journalism Fellowship, a program of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. This story was also published by New American Media. Read earlier parts of this series here:...

Dearborn resident Ranaa Saaidi often worried about her 10-year-old son breathing in toxins at school. The Southend neighborhood is a predominantly low-income, Arab-American neighborhood classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as an Environmental Justice Community.

The Environmental Protection Agency has designated a sizable portion of Michigan's Wayne County as failing to meet federal air quality standards for (SO2) sulfur dioxide. Air pollution violations and sulfur dioxide emissions are major environmental justice issues in Wayne County.