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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.

  • Linda S., MD

    I am very concerned about the air in Maryland and how it is affecting children and the elderly who have respiratory... Read more
  • Antoinette D., VA

    My hometown in Adams County, Mississippi is very rural but also industrial. We had a lot of smoke stacks, a lot of... Read more

  • Marieliz G., IL

    Clean air maters to me. I have bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis. Thirty percent of my lungs have holes, and since... Read more

  • Diane M., AZ

    I have COPD and have had it for about 10 years with no known cause. Read more
  • Nita C., CA

    I have allergic asthma and have a hard time breathing California's dirty air--yuck!!!! I hope to move to Hawaii someday... Read more
  • Todd B., ME

    Hello, I live in a relatively rural area with a highway near by. They want to move a toll booth near my house, which is... Read more

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