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Rancely Perez 71 percent of african American and 66 percent of latinos live in Areas that fail to meet one of the Environmental Protection Agency's air quality standards. And they are least likely to have health insurance, access to treatments and preventive care. Asthma is also triggered by dirty air and asthma rates are higher in places with bad air quality. Other than asthma bad air quality also leads to….. Premature Death Cardiovascular Disease Lung Cancer Low Infant birth weight Alexis F Latinos have the highest exposures to dangerous compounds such as vanadium, nitrates and zinc while white communities have the lowest to these exposures. Depending on the area that you are surrounded by it can have an affect on the air pollution for example living near busy roads and highways are exposed to more nitrate from vehicle exhaust
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Unformatted text preview: Neighborhoods such as Camden, New Jersey is a low class struggling neighborhood suffering from pollution which is affecting students ability in their performance in school. Chris Tellez Stuff not being done to fix the issue of asthma in black/latino communities: ● The creation of zero emission vehicles or electric cars ● Not “Developing infrastructure for electric vehicle charging” around the city ● The issue of the use of factories near the bay.-Calhealthreport.org Marcos Peralta The rate of asthma deaths is higher in NYC than in upstate. Mott Haven and Melrose had three times as many hospitalizations for asthma as the rest of NYC. The number of asthmatic children aged 5 to 14 in the Bronx has increased from 2.4 to 3.5 percent from 2010 from...
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