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Asthma and Air Pollution

LULAC and the Environmental Defense Fund's Health Program (EDF) are teaming up to launch an education initiative highlight the serious yet underreported environmental threats that may disproportionately affect the Latino community.

Asthma is of particular concern as Latino children as disproportionately affected by asthma symptoms which can lead to serious symptoms and attacks. Over 3.6 million Latinos in the United States currently face asthma symptoms.

Learn more about indoor and outdoor air pollution by clicking on the fact sheets below, available in both Spanish and English.



Asthma Twitter Town Hall

Asthma Twitter Town Hall

Join us today for an asthma focused twitter town hall in honor of Earth Day. LULAC along with the Environmental Defense Fund and Mom's Clean Air Force will be hosting a great discussion with the Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.




Latino Health and Indoor Air Pollution (English)

Latino Health and Indoor Air Pollution (English)

Asthma is a serious respiratory condition that causes wheezing, chest tightening, and difficulty breathing, and it's on the rise among Latinos across the country. Many chemicals found at home and in the workplace have been linked to the development of asthma symptoms.

Asma y Contaminacion de aire interior

Asma y Contaminacion de aire interior

El asma es una condicion respiratoria grave que causa sibilancia, opresion en el pecho y difcultad para respirar. Las sustancias quimicas que se encuentran en el hogar y en el lugar de trabajo causa el desarollo del asma.

Asthma and Outdoor Air Pollution

Asthma and Outdoor Air Pollution

Asthma is a serious respiratory condition that causes wheezing, chest tightening, and difficulty breathing and its on the rise in Latino communities across the country. People with asthma are abnormally sensitive to pollutants released from cars, buses, and other everyday materials.

Asma y Contaminacion de Aire Exterior

Asma y Contaminacion de Aire Exterior

El asma es una condicion repiratoria grave qaue causa sibilanica, opresion en el pecho y dificultad parea respirar. Las personas con asma son anormalmente sensibles a las sustancias contaminantes liveradas por los automoviles, autobuses y otras cosas.

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