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Why I Joined The Moms Clean Air Force {Video}

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One of the best news I received while on my trip to El Salvador to celebrate the holidays was the announcement of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards as a reality. Since April of 2011, Roxana and I  had been telling you about this 21-year in the making standards which the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] had introduced in March. We had never participated so actively with a cause as important as this one. Nothing can really collectively matter as much asRead More ...

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 ...

Time is Running Out! Will You Support Our Fight For Clean Air?

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For the last two months Roxana and I have been writing posts and sharing information about the dangers of the toxins in the air we breathe and the prevalence of asthma among Latino kids. We’ve also shared with you simple ways in which you can join us in spreading awareness and advocating for clean air because we truly believe that if we can be activists, so can you. And now we’re respectfully coming to you with one last plea toRead More ...

Wordless Wednesday: Do You Recycle?

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I recently read that according to the Environmental Protection Agency, 66% of the stuff we trash every day could be recycled. Unfortunately, only about 25% is actually being recycled in the United States. Part of that has to do with the fact that just because you put it in the recycle bin doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll get recycled. Say what? Well it all depends on whether you know what you’re doing (did you know pizza boxes are NOT recyclable?) andRead 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 ...

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