16
October
2014
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09:00 AM
Europe/Amsterdam

All The Coal Freight Running Through Kansas City May Leave Residents At Risk

Dr. Jennifer Lowry, medical director of the Center for Environmental Health at Kansas City's Children's Mercy Hospital, is concerned about the impacts of coal dust from trains in Kansas City, especially on the respiratory health of lower income Hispanics and African-Americans. These communities often live near train lines because the housing there is more affordable.

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Source: KCUR-FM