20 Sep '11, 1pm

Study: Latinos Face Major Health Risks From Delays of EPA Air Pollution Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 20, 2011) -- Latinos are among those facing the greatest risk from efforts to block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updates to health safeguards protecting Americans from ozone, mercury and other dangerous air pollutants, according to a major new report from the National Latino Coalition on Climate Change, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Center for American Progress, and the National Wildlife Federation and released with the and released with the National Hispanic Medical Association. Finding that one out two Hispanic Americans living in counties that frequently violate air pollution standards, the report, which is titled “U.S. Latinos and Air Pollution: A Call to Action ,” comes just days after President Obama pulled back the EPA's stronger standard for ozone, and shortly before a series of votes planned for the US House...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2011/110920.asp

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