But then, you start reading the fine print.
The rankings, however, are not based only on measures of environmental exposure. They also take into account socioeconomic characteristics and health data on residents to assess the overall vulnerability of communities. Those factors include poverty, education, unemployment, rates of asthma and low-birth-weight infants.Now we find the scary looking map has other SOCIAL FACTORS included? WTF? Could it be just showing just the concentrations of pollutants wouldn't make the map look scary enough?? So, the map is worthless in giving an objective look at pollution and only is used to push a social agenda.