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Some of Most Polluted Cities in the Country
About 65 percent of Latinos live in areas where the air fails to meet federal standards. 
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Bakersfield, Calif.

Latino population: 47 percent

Total population: 807,407

The most polluted city in the country, according to the American Lung Association. 

Pediatric Asthma: 16,621

Adult Asthma: 43,747

Chronic Bronchitis: 23,012

Source: American Lung Association

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Fresno, Calif.

Latino population: 48.7 percent

Total population: 1.06 million

No. 2 most polluted city in the country

Pediatric asthma: 21,198

Adult asthma: 58,379

Chronic bronchitis: 30,977

Source: America Lung Association

 

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Los Angeles/Long Beach/Riverside, Calif.

Latino population: 44.4 percent

The 4th most polluted cities in the country.

Total population: 17.8 million

Pediatric asthma: 310,610

Adult asthma: 1.03 million

Chronic Bronchitis: 89,288

Source: American Lung Association

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San Diego

Latino population: 30.9 percent

Total population: 3.05 percent

The 15th most polluted city in the country.

Pediatric asthma: 49,063

Adult asthma: 181,385

Chronic bronchitis: 97,908

Source: American Lung Association

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NYC, NJ, Conn.

Latino population: 21. 6 percent

The 22nd most polluted areas in the country.

Total population: 22.2 million

Pediatric asthma: 513,300

Adult asthma: 1.5 million

Chronic bronchitis: 744,517

Source: American Lung Association

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Phoenix/Mesa

Latino population: 30.9 percent

Total population: 4.3 million

The 24th most polluted cities in the country

Pediatric asthma: 96,895

Adult asthma: 347,250

Chronic bronchitis: 133,817

Source: American Lung Association

 

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San Francisco/San Jose

Latino population: 26.8 percent

Total population: 7.4 million

The 24th most polluted cities in the country

Pediatric asthma: 898,351

Adult asthma: 111,397

Chronic bronchitis: 247,428

Source: American Lung Association

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Some of Most Polluted Cities in the Country

About 65 percent of Latinos live in areas where the air fails to meet federal standards. 

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