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Activist Monsa Nitoto gestures his opinion of West Oakland's Red Star Yeast factory. The plant spews some 30,000 pounds of carcinogens into the neighborhood annually.

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  • Three-year-old Jordon Davis of East Oakland gets breathing relief from a nebulizer.
  • Waiting to Inhale
  • Three-year-old Jordon Davis of East Oakland gets breathing...
  • Melissa Hung
  • Aug 7, 2002
  • Activist Monsa Nitoto gestures his opinion of West Oakland's Red Star Yeast factory. The plant spews some 30,000 pounds of carcinogens into the neighborhood annually.
  • Waiting to Inhale
  • Activist Monsa Nitoto gestures his opinion of West...
  • Melissa Hung
  • Aug 7, 2002
  • West Oakland, which flanks the port, bears the brunt of more than 10,000 truck trips daily.
  • Waiting to Inhale
  • West Oakland, which flanks the port, bears the...
  • Melissa Hung
  • Aug 7, 2002
  • After Letrice Harris moved from her apartment into an East Oakland house, her son Jordon's asthma mysteriously worsened.
  • Waiting to Inhale
  • After Letrice Harris moved from her apartment into...
  • Melissa Hung
  • Aug 7, 2002
  • Asthma restricts Margaret Gordon's activities and compels her to carry around three inhalers.
  • Waiting to Inhale
  • Asthma restricts Margaret Gordon's activities and compels her...
  • Melissa Hung
  • Aug 7, 2002

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