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My Story: When We Have High Ozone Days, My Daughter Stays at Home

My Story: When We Have High Ozone Days, My Daughter Stays at Home

by Durga Shah of Decatur, Georgia
(photo is of Durga’s daughter)

My daughter has asthma. My mother-in-law died from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. I have seen them struggle to draw a breath, and just watching is painful. When we have high ozone days, our daughter stays at home. If there are smokers around, we have to move, so my girl can preserve her breath.

The incidence of respiratory illness is rising. What are we doing? I say try going hybrid/electric with your transport. Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Try not to burn trash. Ban public fireworks. Make a start. These measures will go a long way to clean(er) air.

It starts with a breath. Take a deep breath and start your part.