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Shared Stories

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.

  • Alison R

    In my early 40s, I developed an increased sensitivity to poor air quality. I believe this sensitivity began much... Read more

  • Martin H.

    Back when smog was an unbearable problem, President Nixon created the EPA and signed the Clean Air Act of 1970 (CAA).... Read more

  • Elon G

    I grew up in polluted air, specifically in the Los Angeles area in the 1950s when smog frequently turned the sky gray.... Read more

  • Martha W.

    My husband and I both have asthma. We live in a rural area (Ghent, NY) and we are surrounded by people who use indoor... Read more

  • Erica H.

    I am 30 years old and I have a chronic lung disease called Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia (NSIP). I came down with... Read more

  • Melissa H.

    Smoke from wildfires had been choking the valleys in Western Montana for nearly six weeks. The air quality was so... Read more

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