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Petrochemicals & Plastics
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Petrochemicals & Plastics

Petrochemicals—oil- and gas-based chemicals used to make plastics and pesticides—are harmful to human health and the environment. The process of making petrochemicals creates dangerous air and water pollution. People living near petrochemical production facilities have higher risk of many types of cancer, birth complications, asthma and respiratory illness, and kidney disease. Children are especially vulnerable...

BLAC Hosts Petrochemical “Lunch & Learn”
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BLAC Hosts Petrochemical “Lunch & Learn”

People living near petrochemical production facilities have higher risk of many types of cancer, birth complications, asthma and respiratory illness, and kidney disease. Children are especially vulnerable to harm from petrochemical pollutants. Petrochemical production facilities tend to be located in Black communities and poor communities because of decades of racial discrimination in housing and financial...