This piece was cross-posted at SpanglishBaby
You read that right, Latino kids suffer much more from dirty air and it’s effects, such as asthma. In fact, 60% of Latino children are more likely to suffer from asthma and other respiratory conditions as compared to non-Latino whites. It doesn’t end there: Latinos are three times as likely to die of asthma.
The most horrible aspect of all of this is that our community is being overly affected largely because of the areas we live in, the jobs we have and the levels of poisons we are exposed to because of it. It’s called Social Injustice.
I wished I could say I don’t want to alarm you, but the truth is I do. Not in a negative, scare-your-pants-off way, but in a I-need-to-do-something-about-this way. We all need and can do something and it can be as easy as informing yourself.
To make it even easier for you to inform yourself, the Moms Clean Air Force has put together a team of experts to talk about “The Asthma Epidemic Among Latino Kids and What Moms Can Do About It.”
This blog radio discussion will look at the connection between coal pollution and asthma, the connection between asthma and race, differences in health care given to suffering children, and what parents can do.
To be part of this interactive conversation on BlogTalk Radio, we encourage you to click here to register. You may also RSVP on Facebook here and easily share with your friends. The louder the better.
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