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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.

  • 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

  • Clay W., TX

    I was born in 1959. I was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 17. Both of my grandfathers died of cancer the year after I... Read more

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