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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.

  • Joshua B.

    I have COPD and am 42-years-old. I have had one lung removed and am trying to get a lung transplant. Otherwise, without... Read more

  • Alan P.

    I'm a retired physician having cared for hundreds of patients with COPD, asthma, lung cancer and other lung diseases... Read more

  • Virginia E.

    I have never had any breathing issues until I moved to Marin County California. I now have asthma and allergies, due to... Read more
  • Janan T.

    I love to garden and enjoy planting exotic, colorful flowering shrubs in my yard here in Florida. As a transplanted... Read more

  • Carol M.

    Air quality is an issue that greatly concerns me.  I am especially concerned about the long-term effect of... Read more

  • Heather G.

    Since moving to Florida, we spend as much time outdoors as we can. From visiting the beach, paddleboarding to walking... Read more

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