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  • People of color hardest hit by air pollution from nearly all sources

    A portrait of researcher Christopher Tessum

    Illinois civil and environmental engineering professor Christopher Tessum collaborated with colleagues on a study that finds that nearly all major emissions categories contribute to the systemic air pollution exposure disparity experienced by people of color.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • To reach Christopher Tessum, email

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    The paper “PM-2.5 polluters disproportionately and systemically affect people of color in the United States” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abf4491. A video describing this research is available at: