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Did You Know Asthma is An Epidemic Among Latino Kids?

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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 haveRead More ...

Local Waterways Putting Latino Families At Risk

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In the past months, Roxana and I have been pouring over tons of information that is making our eyes open up to the dangers associated with air pollution and mercury contamination. What has us the most worried, and motivated to act and raise awareness, is the fact that Latinos are particularly vulnerable to the effects of bad air quality because of the communities´ tendency to live in areas with high levels of pollution. Now, a new study released by theRead More ...

IF I CAN BE AN ACTIVIST, SO CAN YOU ¡SI SE PUEDE!

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I admit I feel very weird referring to myself as an activist or advocate of any sort.  I come from a society that believes that as a woman “calladita te ves mejor” (the quieter you are the better you look). I believed it my whole life. I’ve never spoken up publicly for things I truly believe in.  I am completely illiterate when it comes to rallying up support to call, email and/or, much less, visit our representatives to voice myRead More ...

Wordless Wednesday: Coal, It Does a Body Harm

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Pretty messed up, right? But it is totally true. Before I joined the Moms Clean Air Force, I didn’t know much about the devastating effects of coal-fired power plants — especially when it comes to the Latino population. If you care about the quality of the air our children breath in every day, then I urge you to support the work of MCAF. There are lots of things you can do to get involved from tweeting with us to writingRead More ...

6 Books to Encourage Clean Air in Our Homes

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I wished I could say I live a totally green and eco life.  I can, however, say I try and try and am conscious about waste and recycling.  Anyone who knows me can tell you I did try cloth diapers, but failed, and that I am the plastic bottle and paper plates, cups, etc police. It´s so easy to carry around your own water and refill it. Why the need to buy cases of plastic bottles that fill up theRead More ...

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