Three million Hispanics have asthma

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “According to the Alliance, more than two-thirds (70%) of Hispanics live in areas that do not meet federal air quality standards for one or more pollutants. Some 15 percent of Hispanics live within 10 miles of a coal-fired power plant — well within the distance resident’s asthma can be triggered by contaminants in the smoke plume. About one in ten children have asthma making it the most common chronic disease for U.S. children and a leading cause of childhood hospitalizations and school absences.”

National Alliance for Hispanic Health