Cheryl Brown and Lillie Doss Ford

Cheryl Brown and Lillie Doss Ford discuss the health effects of living in Collegeville, a neighborhood in Birmingham known for having severe air pollution.

Cheryl and Lillie are featured in the upcoming documentary short film, “Toxic City: Birmingham’s Dirty Secret.” In this clip, they share their family’s heartbreaking story of living with toxic pollution in the north Birmingham neighborhood of Collegeville.

In their video, they talk about Lillie’s first grandchild — Mario — who died of cancer, as well as other family members who have suffered from poor health. Sharing stories like Cheryl and Lillie’s helps bring awareness to the health effects of breathing dirty air.

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Music: “Day Dream” by Cat Porter

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