Congress Debates EPA Report Details Hispanics Across U.S. Major Dangers

Latinos/Health Threat From Air Pollution – 

A major report was released September 20, 2011 that showed one out of two Hispanic Americans faces serious health risks due to living in counties that frequently violate air quality standards.

The new report is co-authored by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Latino Coalition on Climate Change, the Center for American Progress and the National Wildlife Federation. Problem areas highlighted in the report are major markets that are home to large numbers of Latinos in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas, among other states.

More than 23 million Latino children, grandparents, siblings, and friends consistently face a higher risk of asthma, bronchitis, and even death from air pollution. As of 2008, 4.7 million Hispanics had been diagnosed with asthma in their lifetime. Latinos are three times more likely to die from asthma than other racial or ethnic groups.

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

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