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Minority communities face higher environmental risks for cancer: report

A report by the National Minority Quality Forum reveals that over half of minority communities live near waste sites producing carcinogens, putting them at high risk of exposure to lead and cancer-causing pollutants. The study also identifies severe disparities in cancer care stemming from public policy and social inequality, impacting areas such as “Cancer Alley” in Louisiana and Flint, Michigan. The Forum announced a multi-state initiative in partnership with the Roundtable and White House to provide cancer diagnostic technologies and follow-up care to underserved communities.

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