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Maryland Study Analyzes Disparities in Environmental Justice and Medical Care

Low-income groups and persons without a high school education are more likely to be both overburdened by environmental hazards and underserved by medical professionals, according to a new study led by Dr. Sacoby Wilson from the University of Maryland School of Public Health. Using geographic information systems and census data, researchers explored this “double disparity” for the first time in the state of Maryland. The study is published in Environmental Health.