US Climate and Health Alliance

Latino Communities at Risk: The Impact of Air Pollution from the Oil and Gas Industry


Many Latino communities face serious health risks caused by air pollution. What’s more, higher poverty levels and relatively lower rates of health insurance increase these health threats from air pollution translating into a bigger health burden on Latino communities. This report for the first time quantifies the elevated health risk that millions of Latinos face due to pollution from oil and gas facilities.

Resource Type
Lesley Fleischman Declan Kingland Christopher Maxwell Elena Rios, MD, MSPH
Resource URL
September 2016
Clean Air Task Force (CATF); League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC); National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)
Health and Human Impacts
Overview/general Respiratory disease
Climate and Environmental Impact
Air pollution
Emission Sources
Energy Conventional
Fossil Fuels
Coal Natural gas Oil Overview/general
Carbon dioxide
Climate mitigation/GHG reduction Renewable/clean energy
Climate and environmental justice/health equity Vulnerability assessment Vulnerable populations Policy United states

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