Arika R., WA | American Lung Association

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Arika R., WA

I have had chemical sensitivities since childhood and I don't get included in the numbers of people who are affected by air pollution, but it affects me so much that at times I have to wear a mask going out or else just stay home running my very expensive air purifiers. Whenever I get in clean air,I feel so much better and remember 'this is who I am.' But unfortunately, living in a highly polluted world means most of the time is a pretty significant struggle for me. The day when we can all commit to cleaner air cannot get hear soon enough as far as I am concerned!
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