Addressing Detroit’s Asthma Burden Through Advocacy

According to SEMCOG, approximately 650-750 trucks travel residential roads in Southwest Detroit during a 12-hour period on a weekday. Watch this short video of Raquel Garcia, executive director of Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision and Angie Reyes, executive director of Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation explaining how diesel emissions from semi-trucks contribute to high asthma rates in Detroit.

Don’t forget to check out our guest blog post written by Raquel: Why We Need to Change Detroit’s Anti-Idling Policies.