NEJACNational Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (aka National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; US EPA)
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The NEJAC report advocates for additional research with strong community involvement to accelerate exposure reduction activities (NEJAC, 2009).
Many community-based and nongovernmental organizations have provided testimony at the EPA's NEJAC meetings.
Moreover, preliminary work suggests substantial racial and ethnic disparities in environmental hazards exposures (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2005; IOM 1999; Morello-Frosch 2002; NEJAC 2004), including during pregnancy (Woodruff et al.
To foster community involvement, NEJAC identified a need for specific communication tools, such as information on industry-specific issues, waste-minimization opportunities for industry, lists of federal and state contacts, and suggested questions communities can ask during a planning process.