Social Disparities in Nitrate-Contaminated Drinking Water in California’s San Joaquin Valley

  title={Social Disparities in Nitrate-Contaminated Drinking Water in California’s San Joaquin Valley},
  author={Carolina L Balazs and Rachel A. Morello-Frosch and Alan H Hubbard and Isha Ray},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
BACKGROUND Research on drinking water in the United States has rarely examined disproportionate exposures to contaminants faced by low-income and minority communities. This study analyzes the relationship between nitrate concentrations in community water systems (CWSs) and the racial/ethnic and socioeconomic characteristics of customers. OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that CWSs in California's San Joaquin Valley that serve a higher proportion of minority or residents of lower socioeconomic status… CONTINUE READING
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