Air Pollution On African Americans

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Contaminated air in the U.S. threatens Americans’ lives. Over several decades, our air has improved. However, the air is still harmful to everyone. Pollution from factories that use coal are a major cause of air pollution. One of the most dangerous issues with air pollution is dust and soot. “African-Americans are about three times as likely to die from exposure to it” than the general population (Stein). Polluted air can destroy the ozone layer that protects us from the sun.
The solution is applying and enforcing government regulations on pollution. I find it ironic that the air that you breathe in order to live can kill you. The factory owners should have the social responsibility and moral obligation to protect those around them. I believe
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