I live in the woods and the wetlands, and highway I-95 is behind my backyard. I have great difficulty breathing due to where I live. There is a lot of pollution from the highway. Exhaust fumes are horrible. There are constant traffic backups and numerous accidents.
There are also a lot of allergens in the woods. I am constantly exposed to mold and bacteria. I wear a mask when I go outdoors. Pollen is high at this time.
I also have to wear a mask in the house when the cars and trucks are idling on the highway. Living here is a challenge! I have COPD and severe persistent asthma. I am as proactive as I can be! Keep on going! 💪
First published: April 24, 2019
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