Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Health

MALN Opinion+: Martin Suuberg

Commissioner of the MA Dept. of Environmental Protection discusses how air pollution is increasing mortality rates, specifically, among people of color.

Description of the video:  

This week we spoke with the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Martin Suuberg. We discussed this year’s record-breaking number of healthy ozone days and how air pollution is increasing COVID-19 infection and mortality rates, specifically, among people of color.   

Long-term exposure to air pollution correlated with higher COVID-19 mortality rates, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. While studies by the Boston University School of Public Health found that communities of color tend to have the highest rates of air pollution. Learn all about the Department’s work to monitor, limit, and reduce air pollution across the state in this episode.

Resources mentioned in the video:

You May Also Like

GBH News

Community experts and advocates expect the overturn of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey to disproportionately impact people of color across the...

GBH News

The Massachusetts House unanimously cleared a mental and behavioral health bill last Thursday, representatives now have around six weeks to adjust their plan alongside...

Health

The Dept. of Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard reports that 30-percent of the Hispanic-Latino population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, the...

Sign up for our Newsletter
Stay up-to-date with the latest news from MALN and the LNN Network.