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, and click here to submit your own.

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The air quality is so horrible in Nassau County. It has gotten exponentially worse in just a few short years. I smell it and feel it almost every day! Read more...
I am a 73-year-old lady who has never had any problems breathing. Over the last couple of years that has all changed since I have been diagnosed with asthma. I will do almost anything to prevent this from getting worse. I have no allergies; it's just the dirty air in Utah that has caused this. Looking for a place to move to find clean air. Read more...
I have multiple chemical sensitivity. I'm looking for a clean air place to live. Read more...
I had stage 1B lung cancer and never smoked. It’s going on 2 years now, and I pray that I never get it again. I believe I got it from the gas log fireplace. We have a home in NC and FL, and I am very sensitive to smoke or pollution in the air now. Read more...
Air is essential. I've lived with awful air conditions many times in my life. I grew up in a smokers' home. I had ear infections as a child. I lived in Kathmandu Nepal where we blew our noses and had black handkerchiefs because the air was so awful. When I moved to the Greater Boston Area, we thought we had a great apartment until we found out the walls and carpet was causing the kids' and my asthma. Read more...
I can remember in the mid 1960's, being on the playground of my elementary school in Carson, CA, having this absolutely burning sensation and would have to go to the nurse a lot. Inevitably, I would be sent home and wind up with either bronchitis or other pulmonary problems. Read more...
Due to air pollution, I have experienced inadvertent tears streaming from my eyes! I discovered it was high sulfur content in the air. Read more...
Clean air natters to me so that I can live a healthy life. We have no life without air to breathe. I wonder about and discuss this topic often. Read more...
I moved from Suffolk County, NY to Fulton County, GA in July of 1992 and developed heart disease, COPD, asthma, bronchitis, diabetes and anxiety panic disorder. Big mistake and too late to change. I am 78-years-old this year. Read more...
I am 64-years-old, and we have been in Houston for 6 years and will be leaving in 3 years if I don't die first. I had no problems with allergies or my lungs until I moved here. Read more...
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