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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, and click here to submit your own.

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My son Jesse is 11-years-old and was diagnosed with asthma at 18 months of age. It is a condition we must work to keep under control each and every day through medication and lifestyle adjustments. While we control for every possible asthma trigger for which we can be responsible inside our home, I cannot control the quality of the air Jesse breathes when he steps outside. Read more...
I have had chemical sensitivities since childhood and I don't get included in the numbers of people who are affected by air pollution. Yet, it affects me so much that at times I have to wear a mask when going out or I am forced to stay home running my very expensive air purifiers. Whenever I get to enjoy clean air, I feel so much better and remember, “This is who I am.” Read more...
This year, my husband had a double lung transplant at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia at the age of 33. We live in Bordentown, NJ and air quality is extremely important to us in order to protect his new lungs and very special gift of life. Read more...
I have very bad allergies. I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area. I have a family history of congestive heart failure, strokes, high blood pressure, Parkinson's disease and muscular dystrophy. Read more...
I have chronic bronchitis and cannot go outside when our air quality is bad. We have several days per year that puts our air quality in the unhealthy range. Stop air pollution and put higher restrictions on companies polluting our air. Clean air affects everyone. Read more...
I have COPD. Read more...
It matters because I have a grandson with severe asthma. There are lots of trees on our property. He already deals with the triggers from the trees. If there is a possibility that he is also exposed to air pollutants on top of that, it would be very bad for his lungs. Read more...
I have reactive airway disease and have been told if the air doesn’t change in Atlanta, I’ll need to move. Read more...
I have adult onset asthma that is difficult to control despite taking multiple medications. I have three to four major asthma attacks a year and probably twice as many where I don't need to see a doctor. Air quality is a significant trigger for my asthma. Read more...
I'm concerned about the air quality in the city of Menahga, because I have asthma and I'm suffering a great deal. I'm on a medication, and I can't use albuterol. I’m wheezing and coughing to the point that my chest hurts. Read more...
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