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These are my wonderful grandchildren. The county they live in has the second worst air quality in the entire state of Massachusetts, so working as a nurse for clean air isn’t just professional for me—it’s deeply personal.

Clean Air Ambassador | Maynard, Massachusetts

Maura Flynn

As a nurse, I am very concerned for the well-being of our communities. Air quality is an essential element of that safety. Pollutants like ozone and fine particulate matter are known to cause harm to human health, and risks increase with long term exposure. Children, the elderly, and other susceptible populations are especially vulnerable.

My grandchildren live in a county that has the second to worst air quality in the state, so this issue and my mission becomes even more important on a personal level. Working in conjunction with health and environmental groups in Massachusetts, I have reached out to both state and federal officials to ensure that we have the best possible laws, rules, and policies to protect the health of residents. Public awareness is an import part of the outreach, and I have engaged the public in dialogue through targeted events and social media.

My grandchildren live in a county that has the second to worst air quality in the state, so this issue and my mission becomes even more important on a personal level.

50 States United For Healthy Air

Clean air should be a fundamental right. Air pollution causes asthma attacks, lung disease, and even death. But our bodies don't have to be the dumping ground for dirty industries.

The technology to dramatically reduce harmful air pollution is available today, and major polluters should be required to use it.

Clean Air Ambassadors from every state are sending a powerful message: Everyone has a right to breathe clean, healthy air.

It’s time Congress and the EPA used their ears to help our lungs.