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Shared Air Quality Stories
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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.

Please share how you’ve been impacted by poor air quality. Your story will be accessible on our website, and potentially featured in social media posts and newsletters. Showcasing real stories from people like you will help build a community of awareness, provide hope to others who have been impacted by poor air quality and inspire people everywhere to get involved.

Have you experienced wildfire smoke in your community? Please let us know in your story. We’re shining a spotlight this summer on the health impacts of wildfire smoke, and we want to hear from you.

Share your own story and tell us how air quality has impacted you.

  • Yemayah S.

    My story is fairly simple when it comes to my asthma. Bad air = active asthma. Nothing more, nothing less. So when I... Read more

  • Karen S

    Wow, where to begin? I will start with my being a young kid. I grew up with parents that smoked cigarettes till there... Read more

  • Jill H.

    My son has cystic fibrosis and there is currently no cure. His lung function will deteriorate throughout his life until... Read more

  • Hatton L.

    I have experienced respiratory issues – asthma, eczema, and allergies – since I was a child. While never... Read more

  • Therese S.

    I have been greatly impacted by lung disease since my mom died from lung cancer in 1986. I started working hard to... Read more

  • Marcy A.

    My concerns over climate change and poor air quality and their impacts on kids are personal. My son was born in the... Read more

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