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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.

  • Donald W.

    I have MTHFR type A. This condition does not allow my body to properly detox. Read more
  • Carol B.

    We sold our lovely home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to come to Okatie, South Caroline and build a patio home in a... Read more

  • Edwa S.

    I was a life long resident of Baltimore, Maryland. The humidity and mosquitoes during the summer and the snow and ice... Read more

  • Stavroula X.

    I love to work in my garden, but some days my asthma makes it hard for me to do this. When the pollen count is high or... Read more

  • 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

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