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New Report: Latinos Disproportionately Impacted By Air Pollution

One out of every two Latino's live in the nation's top 25 most ozone-polluted cities according to a new report. KQED's California Report interviews one of the co-authors, the Director of Latino Outreach for NRDC, in this radio report.

KQED's (public radio) Central Valley bureau chief Sasha Khokha reports on a new study, "U.S. Latinos and Air Pollution: A Call to Action" that "finds that half of California's Latinos are at risk of breathing polluted air. The survey (from several environmental groups) says the nation's fastest growing population is also the most vulnerable because they are disproportionately concentrated in the state's most polluted cities."

Natural Resources Defense Council co-author Adrianna Quintero, who directs their Latino Outreach Project, indicates that that the problem "is likely to get worse" as a result of the Obama administration's decision to delay the stricter ozone rules.

Full Story: Latinos Increasingly At-risk From Air Pollution, Study Finds


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