Disproportionate proximity to environmental health hazards: methods, models, and measurement.

@article{Chakraborty2011DisproportionatePT,
  title={Disproportionate proximity to environmental health hazards: methods, models, and measurement.},
  author={Jayajit Chakraborty and Juliana Astrud Maantay and Jean D. Brender},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2011},
  volume={101 Suppl 1},
  pages={S27-36}
}
We sought to provide a historical overview of methods, models, and data used in the environmental justice (EJ) research literature to measure proximity to environmental hazards and potential exposure to their adverse health effects. We explored how the assessment of disproportionate proximity and exposure has evolved from comparing the prevalence of minority or low-income residents in geographic entities hosting pollution sources and discrete buffer zones to more refined techniques that use… CONTINUE READING

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