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The Forgotten Americans

Focus: Las Colonias


Focus: Las Colonias
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Health Problems

Since many colonia families do not have adequate plumbing, health problems are abundant. Flooding and outdoor plumbing structures also contribute to serious environmental health problems such as Hepatitis.

Rates per 100,000 population of illnesses such as salmonella, shingles and tuberculosis are higher among Texas colonias than they are in other Texas communities.

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