EPA and LULAC Partner to Protect Children's Health
The Latino community is disproportionately affected by asthma. Over 3.6 million Latinos are currently diagnosed with the condition, which is exacerbated by air pollution. Former Administrator McCarthy and Brent Wilkes, Executive Director of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), signed a partnership agreement to focus on increasing education and engagement on environmental issues such as climate change and children's health within the Latino community.
Watch a short video of the signing here.
Read a blog post by former Administrator McCarthy on why acting on climate is important for public health in the Latino community here.