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It’s hard to breathe with a concrete plant in your backyard

NIMBY opposition alone isn’t enough to counter the harmful effects of air pollutants emitted by concrete batch plants located in underserved and over-polluted communities in Harris County, which is home to more of these facilities than any county in Texas. Too often, much of the pollution and many of the polluters largely go unchecked by the state.

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Cement plant emissions and health effects in the general population

Almost all the studies found positive associations between cement plant exposure and respiratory diseases and symptoms. An excess risk of cancer incidence and mortality in both children and adults mainly concerning respiratory...

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You don't want to live near a concrete batch plant. But TCEQ lets it happen too easily.

“Literally,” Texas state representative Armando Walle says, “you can’t breathe.”