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  • Janan T., FL

    I love to garden and enjoy planting exotic, colorful flowering shrubs in my yard here in Florida. As a transplanted...Read more

  • Carol M., FL

    Air quality is an issue that greatly concerns me.  I am especially concerned about the long-term effect of...Read more

  • Heather G., FL

    Since moving to Florida, we spend as much time outdoors as we can. From visiting the beach, paddleboarding to walking...Read more

  • Diane P., MA

    My second son was born with a complex congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome which means he is...Read more
  • Deborah C.

    Last year I had a portion of my right lung removed as the result of lung cancer. Most people who get lung cancer are...Read more

  • Sandra C.

    As an adult in the 1970's, I moved from a fresh air environment in Massachusetts to Los Angeles County in the San...Read more

  • Michael M.

    Our daughter had serious asthma episodes for 10 years that started when she was just eight-years-old. If you have ever...Read more

  • Zoe P., VA

    Air quality matters to all of us. For our sophomore year science fair project at Westfield High School in Chantilly,...Read more

  • Kathleen B., NY

    The air quality is so horrible in Nassau County. It has gotten exponentially worse in just a few short years. I smell...Read more

  • Barbara E., UT

    I am a 73-year-old lady who has never had any problems breathing. Over the last couple of years that has all changed since...Read more
  • Pennie c., WA

    I have multiple chemical sensitivity. I'm looking for a clean air place to live.Read more
  • 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

  • james b., GA

    I moved from Suffolk County, NY to Fulton County, GA in July of 1992 and developed heart disease, COPD, asthma,...Read more
  • Bob G., TX

    I am 64-years-old, and we have been in Houston for 6 years and will be leaving in 3 years if I don't die first. I had...Read more

  • Lindsey M., KY

    This deficiency leaves our lungs without the normal protection most people's bodies have against air pollutants and...Read more

  • Eduardo R., CA

    I have been concerned about the level of air pollution after reading an article about how terrible LA county pollution...Read more

  • Susanne S., CA

    I was so surprised to learn that only one city in my state had clean air. I think as one of the largest states on the...Read more

  • Delia B., IL

    I am a woman of color who lives in an overburdened environmental justice community. There are approximately 83,000...Read more

  • 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

  • Julia L., CA

    Our daughter was first hospitalized with RSV at 4-weeks-old. Now 10 years later, she is suffering from serious health...Read more
  • Dianne C., MN

    I left my home in Dane County Wisconsin due to breathing difficulties. Not being able to breathe is a scary feeling and...Read more

  • Pat A., NM

    I have had a deep cough for about 3 to 4 years. A CT scan shows nothing except concha bullosa, but nothing that requires...Read more
  • Linda R., SC

    I have had asthma for over 34 years and developed heart disease 4 years ago. Outside air quality affects my ability to...Read more
  • Debra M., UT

    Last year, I had the last two of SEVEN heart procedures. I am a diabetic, and I believe the bad air quality creates...Read more

  • Masheka A., VA

    I’ve always had allergies and been sensitive to air quality. Before I got married, I lived outside of Baltimore...Read more

  • Robert S., LA

    The air that we breathe will help us to live longer verses bad air that will just help us to die faster than we would like.Read more
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