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Shared Air Quality Stories
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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.

  • Sarah M.

    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.

    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

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