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Diesel isn’t an equal opportunity polluter: unfortunately, outdoor air pollution is higher among low income communities and communities of color due to the proximity of ports, freeways, and other polluting stationary facilities. Diesel pollution isn’t just a public health issue; it’s a social injustice that should not stand. For but one of many sources of more information, download “Still Toxic After All These Years: Air Quality and Environmental Justice in the San Francisco Bay Area"

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Unless otherwise notes, for citations for the above information, see Paying With Our Health: The Real Cost of Freight Transportation in California.
For additional information about the health effects of diesel, see http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/diesel/diesel-health.htm
and http://oehha.ca.gov/public_info/facts/dieselfacts.html.

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