#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/2: Latinos and the Crisis of Air Quality


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Did you know air pollution is the world’s biggest environmental health threat?

Air pollution causes 7 million premature deaths a year, according to WHO data. It is linked to heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, and even diabetes in kids.

Sadly, Latinos breathe 38% more polluted air than whites.

Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, to tweet about the latest strategies to improve air quality for Latinos and all people, and help celebrate World Asthma Day (May 2, 2017) and National Air Quality Week (May 1-5, 2017)!

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We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • The state of air quality for Latinos and minorities;
  • Health effects of air pollution;
  • Strategies to improve air quality; and
  • Leaders who are promoting healthier air for Latinos and all people;

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter in English or Spanish, and share stories and resources to improve air quality for Latinos and al people.

See our full Tweetchat schedule.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat on Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio and its Salud America! obesity prevention program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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