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environmental justiceThe Pollution Problem

Unfortunately, our environment suffers from pollution, or things that make the environment dirty. Pollution can damage our air, water and land, and is unhealthy for people and other living things like plants and animals. Although pollution affects everybody, some places have more pollution than others. People that live in neighborhoods with a lot of pollution can get sick more often than people living in less-polluted areas. For example, people who live close to highways where cars and trucks cause pollution can experience more breathing illnesses, like bronchitis and asthma, than people who live further away from highways.