Editor´s Choice: Environmental disparities

Environmental toxins and pollutants are important drivers of disease, disability, and mortality worldwide. The consequences of continuous exposure to an unhealthy environment are however not felt equally by populations between or within countries. Instead, some communities are disproportionately affected by environmental hazards and at a higher risk of developing related diseases. These disparities, driven by ethnicity and socioeconomic factors, such as average income, may go under the radar of large-scale studies that govern Public Health policies, thus contributing to their perpetuation. 

This Collection brings together some of the latest research on environmental disparities and their impact on communities around the world.

Earth divided into one polluted and one green area

Research articles