What's the connection between housing and your health? Your zip code may be more important to your health than your genetic code.

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The One Detroit team recently sat down with Dr. Megan Sandel (MPH, MD) from Boston University's School of Medicine to talk about how where you live has lasting effects on your health, leading some to experience equity gaps when it comes to health and education. She also presents one potential solution to address part of the gap involving investing in housing for health.

For more information on the 2017 Housing America's Families Forum, or to watch the sessions on-demand, visit dptv.org/haf >

Interested in stories about how health and housing are related in Detroit?

Thursday's MiWeek episode will feature a story reported by One Detroit's Bill Kubota entitled 'Fighting for Air in 48217'. Kubota looks at some basic environmental issues in the most polluted zip code in Michigan, Detroit’s 48217 zip code at the very southern tip of the city near the Detroit River.

48217 is surrounded by a lot of heavy industry, which includes steel mills, a coal burning power plant, the region’s wastewater treatment plant and at the center of it all, a major oil refinery.

In this short report, we meet local residents who want to get answers regarding what's in the dirt being stored near houses in the Tri-City neighborhoods along the Detroit River.

One Detroit - Four million people. One story.

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