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Text on an image with a garbage truck at a waste transfer station. Text: In the South Bronx, which handles 32% of the city's waste transfer stations, rates of death from asthma rates is three times higher than the national average.

In the Bronx, which handles 32% of all of New York City’s waste transfer stations [1], death from asthma rates are three times higher than the national average [2].

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

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