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Why Does Healthy Air Matter to You?

2019 is the Year of Air Pollution and Health, a time to shine a spotlight on the lifesaving importance of healthy air for all to breathe. Each month, we will highlight different health impacts of air pollution and ways that everyone can take action to promote healthy air.

We know this is asking a lot, but we want to hear from you. Can you take a moment to tell us why healthy air matters to you, personally? We will use your response to help inform our planning, and will share compelling stories with decision-makers to show the real-world impacts of air pollution on our health. We’ll also be in touch with further opportunities to get involved in the campaign. Thanks in advance for your support!

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By submitting your story, photo, video and/or other images, you grant American Lung Association permission to publish these materials in any manner the Lung Association deems appropriate. This includes, without limitation, online at or other web domains operated by the Lung Association, through Lung Association-operated social media channels, in print materials and any other advertising, marketing or promotional materials. Your name, photographs, video, images and any language contained therein, may be used for public information without notification or compensation. You also agree that materials you submit may be used by the Lung Association for any purpose in perpetuity.

The American Lung Association reviews information provided prior to posting or using publicly, but will not necessarily verify the validity of submissions. By submitting materials, you agree to release the Lung Association, its affiliates and assigned others from any and all liability, claims or damages arising out of or relating to your submission.

Upon review, the Lung Association can and may, at their sole discretion, edit, reject, remove or disallow inclusion of any and all submissions.

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*Note: You must be 18 years old or older to submit a story.

Information provided in story submissions is not intended for use in self-diagnosis or to replace the services of a medical professional. We encourage everyone to seek the guidance of a qualified medical expert if you feel that you, a family member or someone you know may be living with a medical condition described in story submissions, or may benefit from a therapeutic approach mentioned.

    Page Last Updated: January 11, 2019

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