The Black Lives Matter protesters were right: air pollution is a race issue

The Guardian on Wednesday the 7th of September 2016 published an article making reference to the journal publication 'Associations between air pollution and socioeconomic characteristics, ethnicity and age profile of neighbourhoods in England and the Netherlands' written by Daniela Fecht from SAHSU in March 2015. The article references the findings by Daniela and her fellow colleagues as seen in the abstract below.

'Globally, it's those who have done least harm to the environment who are hit hardest by its degradation. And that's true in London too...Moreover, there is plenty of evidence that black people and ethnic minorities are much more likely to be affected by bad air. Research first by the UK government, and recently by Imperial College London and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands have shown that the average person identifying as black or black-British African in the UK is exposed to much higher levels of pollutants than the average urban white person'.

See the full article in the provided link:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/07/black-lives-matter-protesters-air-pollution-race-issue-london