LATINO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY - Mitch Perry

10/21/04

Latinos suffer from more environmental hazards than the rest of the population, but also don't get the information they need to protect themselves, a study just released says. The report by the Natural Resources Defense Council notes that a large percentage of Latinos live near heavy-pollution areas, like industrial zones and agricultural operations, putting them at greater risk of asthma, cancer and other conditions. Adriana Quintero is the Director for Latino Outreach for the NRDC. (roll tape#1 o.q.�would be even greater�) That’s Adrianna Quintero, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the director of its Latino outreach program. That group has just released a study entitled�Hidden Dangers: Environmental Health Threats to the Latino Community�.

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