Fugitive Dust Ordinance

Detroiters experience severe negative health impacts from air pollution, due in large part to the close proximity of the places Detroiters live and play to heavy industry and transportation corridors. Every year, Detroit’s air pollution leads to 690 deaths, thousands of hospital visits, and other health impacts at an estimated yearly cost of $6.9 billion dollars.[1] In addition, Detroit children experience asthma at a rate three times the state average. These health impacts disproportionately fall on poor and minority community members.