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Thursday, June 27, 2019

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THURSDAY JUNE 27TH: Union of Concerned Scientists Air Pollution in Chinatown Press Conference with City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu BOSTON - On Thursday, June 27th, the Union of Concerned Scientists will host a press conference highlighting the air quality in Chinatown as the worst in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, per a newly released report by the UCS. Boston City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu will attend and speak. The report, Inequitable Exposure to Air Pollution from Vehicles in Massachusetts, quantifies the disproportionate impact of transportation air pollution on communities of color in Massachusetts. The report finds that Chinatown is the most disproportionately impacted area in the City of Boston and in the state of Massachusetts, where residents face significantly higher exposure to pollution known as PM 2.5—airborne particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter. The rest of the report findings, which include data for several demographic groups and other geographic areas will be released at the beginning of the press conference. Air pollution is linked to 100,000 deaths in the United States per year. PM has been found to have adverse health effects such as asthma and heart disease. These health risks are not proportionally distributed throughout the population. Inequitable Exposure to Air Pollution from Vehicles in Massachusetts, a newly released report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, builds on the current body of environmental health research that African American, Asian American and Latino residents are disproportionately exposed to the most dangerous air pollution in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. WHO: Ken Kimmell (Union of Concerned Scientists) Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu Massachusetts State Representative Denise Provost Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn Karen Chen (Chinese Progressive Association) Lee Matsueda (Alternatives for Community and Environment) Doug Brugge, PhD (UConn School of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Health Care) Staci Rubin (Conservation Law Foundation) Christopher Cook (City of Boston, Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space) Attendees List in Formation WHAT: Press Conference WHEN: Thursday, June 27th 2:00pm WHERE: Basketball Courts at 900 Washington St. Josiah Quincy Upper School RSVP: Cassie Moreno, cassie@michelleforboston.com or 617-971-8972 To learn more about Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu visit http://michelleforboston.com or connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. ###

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