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  • Christina S., DC

    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., MT

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

  • Nancy S., MT

    As an asthmatic for 65 years and a mental health therapist for 45 years, I can attest to the importance of healthy air...Read more

  • Linda W., MT

    Nearly eleven years ago, I was diagnosed with lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The...Read more

  • Sarah M., MT

    I grew up in a beautiful university town on a valley bottom in western Montana. But as a child, we had air pollution...Read more

  • 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., PA

    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., FL

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

  • Carol M., FL

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

  • Heather G., FL

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

  • Diane P., MA

    My second son was born with a complex congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome which means he is...Read more
  • Deborah C.

    Last year I had a portion of my right lung removed as the result of lung cancer. Most people who get lung cancer are...Read more

  • Sandra C.

    As an adult in the 1970's, I moved from a fresh air environment in Massachusetts to Los Angeles County in the San...Read more

  • Michael M.

    Our daughter had serious asthma episodes for 10 years that started when she was just eight-years-old. If you have ever...Read more

  • Zoe P., VA

    Air quality matters to all of us. For our sophomore year science fair project at Westfield High School in Chantilly,...Read more

  • Kathleen B., NY

    The air quality is so horrible in Nassau County. It has gotten exponentially worse in just a few short years. I smell...Read more

  • Barbara E., UT

    I am a 73-year-old lady who has never had any problems breathing. Over the last couple of years that has all changed since...Read more
  • Pennie c., WA

    I have multiple chemical sensitivity. I'm looking for a clean air place to live.Read more
  • Debbie B., FL

    I had stage 1B lung cancer and never smoked. It's going on 2 years now, and I pray that I never get it again. I believe...Read more

  • Sonja D., MA

    Air is essential. I've lived with awful air conditions many times in my life. I grew up in a smokers' home. I had ear...Read more

  • Nancy R., CA

    I can remember in the mid 1960's, being on the playground of my elementary school in Carson, CA, having this absolutely...Read more

  • Abby J., IL

    Due to air pollution, I have experienced inadvertent tears streaming from my eyes! I discovered it was high sulfur content...Read more
  • Alice M., CA

    Besides the obvious fact, we all need air to breathe to live, having clean air is of utmost importance to the quality...Read more

  • Alice M., CA

    Clean air natters to me so that I can live a healthy life. We have no life without air to breathe. I wonder about and...Read more

  • james b., GA

    I moved from Suffolk County, NY to Fulton County, GA in July of 1992 and developed heart disease, COPD, asthma,...Read more
  • Bob G., TX

    I am 64-years-old, and we have been in Houston for 6 years and will be leaving in 3 years if I don't die first. I had...Read more

  • Lindsey M., KY

    This deficiency leaves our lungs without the normal protection most people's bodies have against air pollutants and...Read more

  • Eduardo R., CA

    I have been concerned about the level of air pollution after reading an article about how terrible LA county pollution...Read more

  • Susanne S., CA

    I was so surprised to learn that only one city in my state had clean air. I think as one of the largest states on the...Read more

  • Delia B., IL

    I am a woman of color who lives in an overburdened environmental justice community. There are approximately 83,000...Read more

  • Howard H., FL

    Clean air is vital to the health of the body, mind and soul. Air that has become contaminated does not provide the...Read more

  • Robin C., FL

    I have been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, and I struggle to breathe even with the assistance of oxygen. I can tell...Read more

  • Logan V., DE

    We used to live in Northern Utah where Logan was hospitalized a few times for acute asthma. We found that air pollution...Read more

  • Lucy P., CO

    When my son was very young, he was diagnosed with asthma. We were in a very polluted state at the time. Every time he...Read more

  • Alec S., UT

    I was born and raised in Maryland and choose to go to school at Utah Valley U. I find it a huge problem that our air is...Read more

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