Teleconnections: The Supply and Demand of Beef:
How might Costco's beef supply chain be regulated to mitigate inequitable health impacts on distal communities?
Some days, the air quality is so bad that 6 year old Kira Hinslea isn’t allowed to play outside of her home in Kern County, California. Kira suffers from severe asthma, as do one in six children in the San Joaquin Valley.
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According to the American Lung Association’s 2018 measurements, concentrations of PM2.5-an air pollutant caused by nearby cattle farms and dusty farmland- reach unhealthy levels in the valley on over 40 days of the year. On these days, Kira’s mom reads the air pollutant gauge on their back porch and decides to set Kira up with an ipad or video game instead of letting her play in the backyard.