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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.

  • 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

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