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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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...
Imagine a fish trying to breathe in the mud. I have NEVER had allergies or respiratory sensitivities until I moved to Knoxville, which has a problem with dirty air. I now have headaches, dizziness, stinging eyes and shortness of breath on certain days. Read more...
I've never had asthma like this. Previous to 2014, I averaged one attack per year due to pollen. Since 2013, it's so much worse. I found out the state of Texas barely regulates-- time to demand clean air. Read more...
Even though I have no diagnosed medical condition, I am sensitive to particle pollution and ground level ozone before the levels even hit yellow. I looked longingly at my bicycle today and decided not to ride, because I knew I would come back fatigued, dizzy, and short of breath. Read more...
I love to breathe! Living in Miami, Florida the heat is hot, but it’s refreshing. I live in Philadelphia now, and the heat is heavy and wears me out, almost making me very sick sometimes. Read more...
I'm an idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patient. Pollution of outdoor as well as indoor air is the principal cause of the inflammatory process in my lungs, which leads to scarring and decreased lung function. Knowing how each pollutant affects the course of the disease and the amount of each present in the local atmosphere might help caregivers and health authorities in planning the measures to be taken in order to better protect the population. Read more...
Before I moved to Tucson, I lived in northern California for many years. I was near the ocean and the winters were wet with lots of rain, fog, mold, and mildew, but my respiratory system functioned fairly well. I do have asthma, but I generally have had no significant problems. Tucson is another story. Read more...
COPD is making my life difficult; the air pollution is very hard to deal with just now with the high temperatures in Kingman, AZ. Read more...
I suffer from chronic seasonal sinus infections ever since I relocated to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 2009 from Santa Cruz, CA. So far, I am fortunate that I do not get sicker. Read more...
I am 60 and have had asthma since age 2. I am fit, swimming both masters and running 4-6 miles. Recently, my asthma that once controlled has worsened. I have been prescribed prednisone for sic weeks now and am looking at another four weeks. Read more...
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