In the Bronx, which handles 32% of all of New York City’s waste transfer stations , death from asthma rates are three times higher than the national average .
1. The City of New York Department of Sanitation, www.nyc.gov/dsny.
2. South Bronx Environmental Health and Policy Study, 2009: http://www.icisnyu.org/south_bronx/admin/files/NYUWagnerPhaseVIreport.pdf