London’s black communities disproportionately exposed to air pollution – study
Black, African and Caribbean people are exposed to higher illegal nitrogen dioxide levels than the percentage of the population they account for
Monday 10 October 2016 16.11 BST
Black communities in London are disproportionately more likely to breathe illegal levels of air pollution than white and Asian ones, new research seen exclusively by the Guardian shows.
The study for the mayor of London shows black, African and Caribbean people account for 15.3% of all Londoners exposed to nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels that breach EU limits, but they account for just 13.3% of the city’s population.