Illinois, Cook County Residents’ Exposure To Air Pollution Among Worst In US

Vehicles Stopping in Front of Pedestrian Lane
Vehicles stopping in front of a pedestrian lane in Downtown Chicago. People living in Illinois and Cook County (Chicago) experience vehicular air pollution at levels among the worst in the U.S. People of color in Illinois and Chicago are even more highly exposed, according to analysis by Dr. David Reichmuth of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Benjamin Cruz / Pexels
Vehicles Stopping in Front of Pedestrian Lane
Vehicles stopping in front of a pedestrian lane in Downtown Chicago. People living in Illinois and Cook County (Chicago) experience vehicular air pollution at levels among the worst in the U.S. People of color in Illinois and Chicago are even more highly exposed, according to analysis by Dr. David Reichmuth of the Union of Concerned Scientists. Benjamin Cruz / Pexels

Illinois, Cook County Residents’ Exposure To Air Pollution Among Worst In US

People living in Illinois and Cook County experience vehicle air pollution at levels among the worst in the nation. People of color in Illinois are more highly exposed.

Reset finds out why from Dr. David Reichmuth, senior engineer in the Clean Vehicles program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

GUEST: Dr. David Reichmuth, senior engineer in the Clean Vehicles program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. His latest analysis is the blog report titled, “Exposure to Air Pollution from Vehicles in Illinois Is Inequitable — It Doesn’t Have to Be”