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California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool (CalEnviroScreen) 2.0

Screening methodology and spatial dataset to identify CA communities disproportionately burdened by environmental pollution

Many Californians live in the midst of multiple sources of pollution. Physical, biological and chemical pollutants in the environment can have harmful effects, immediate and delayed as well as direct and indirect, on the ecosystem and communities. Certain people and communities, such as children, pregnant women, the elderly, those with impaired physiological or genetic conditions, and those with high poverty rates are more vulnerable to the direct effects of environmental pollution than others.

CalEnviroScreen is a screening methodology and spatial dataset that can be used to help...