The Unequal Burden of Air Pollution

The Unequal Burden of Air Pollution

As the Black Lives Matter Movement continues to trend in the news cycle, it is important to remember that the impact of structural racism on Black Americans extends far beyond police brutality. One of the most critical examples of this is environmental racism. We’ve previously explored the disparities caused by structural racism, and the role […]

Back to School Safety Tips

Back to School Safety Tips: Parents, Teachers, and School Administrators

Reopening schools during a pandemic has brought to light a unique set of concerns related to the risk of transmission and infection among students and staff, and everyone with whom they come into contact. In this article, we offer tips for parents, school administrators, teachers, and onsite staff based on current guidelines and recommendations to reopening K-12 schools issued by leading academic, healthcare, and government organizations.

Air Purification Solutions For NYC Schools

Air Purification Solutions For NYC Schools

After a non-traditional summer spent socially distancing from friends and loved ones, the question of returning to schools this fall has been at the forefront of the conversation. Schools opening for in-person learning must consider a number of factors in safeguarding learning environments to help prevent viral transmission indoors. One key area of focus is […]

Structural Racism, Public Health, and Covid-19

Structural Racism, Public Health, and Covid-19

Recent events in the U.S. — from the disproportionate burden of Covid-19 on Black communities to nationwide protests against police brutality — have brought racial inequity to the forefront. While health and policing might seem like separate issues, their disproportionate effect on Black communities illuminates a common root: that of structural racism.