‘Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act’ links poor health outcomes to environmental racism, climate change

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‘Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act’ links poor health outcomes to environmental racism, climate change

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Reset talks with an epidemiologist whose research powered a pending Congressional bill. The “Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021” links poor maternal health outcomes for Black women to climate change and environmental racism

GUESTS: Karen Weigert, Reset sustainability contributor; executive vice president at Slipstream, a clean energy innovation non-profit; former chief sustainability officer, city of Chicago

Dr. Rupa Basu, chief of the air and climate epidemiology section at the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment