. Environmental epidemiologic issues and minority health

Author Name: 
Johnson, B. L., Coulberson, S. L.
Publication Date: 
Sunday, December 19, 1993
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This 1993 study studies the gap between white morbidity and mortality and those experienced by different ethnic groups. Native Americans in particular are studied and a discussion is held on their environmental problems face such as exposure to hazardous wastes. All minorities are discussed in minor detail, such as blacks or Hispanics. The article concludes that ‘Collecting health and demographic data on the health effects of environmental hazards is a vitally important activity. Epidemiologists at federal, state, and local levels should commit to collecting health data on minorities as a part of their surveillance activities.’