Environmental health relates to the condition of a demographics surroundings and its direct correlation with overall health status. In theory, the worse shape the environment is in, the less healthy its inhabitants are.
As far as a social determinant goes, the environment and the research gathered from copious data grants us insight into how truly worse off those in worse living conditions are when it comes to health standards
Residential segregation is a form of systematic oppression towards those of minority races, residential segregation usually stems from the inequality in wage earnings of those minorities.
Residential segregation goes fairly hand in hand with environmental health. These minority demographics cluster in low income neighborhoods due to their low wage earning and household affordability.
In these low income neighborhoods, diseases spread at a much more rapid pace, good healthcare plans are less common, and mortality/morbidity rates skyrocket.
I was always conscious about the theory of residential segregation , but I was not however aware of the severity of the issue in the United States. I feel like im beating a dead horse, but the issue all falls back on wage disparity between minority and majority races. Once that problem gets solved, the health of our nation will be in a much better spot.