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Shared Stories

We all have a reason to fight for clean air. Check out some personal stories below that highlight the need for healthy, safe air.

Share your own story and tell us how air quality has impacted you.

  • Martha W.

    My husband and I both have asthma. We live in a rural area (Ghent, NY) and we are surrounded by people who use indoor... Read more

  • Erica H.

    I am 30 years old and I have a chronic lung disease called Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia (NSIP). I came down with... Read more

  • Mellisa H.

    Smoke from wildfires had been choking the valleys in Western Montana for nearly six weeks. The air quality was so... Read more

  • Youssef B.

    I have emphysema. I moved from Brooklyn, New York thinking that the Garden State would have cleaner air. Little... Read more

  • Christina S.

    I had a severe respiratory illness about a month ago, from which I thought I had recovered. However, after spending 2... Read more

  • Nina E.

    I chose my home in a peaceful and beautiful western Montana valley for its ample public lands, outdoor recreation... Read more

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