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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.

  • 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

  • Nancy S.

    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.

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

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