RIGHT TO BREATHE: 50 STATES UNITED

Harry Wang

We deserve clean air for all our citizens to breathe, especially our children, seniors, and those with chronic health issues.

Profession: Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Group Affiliation: Physicians for Social Responsibility, President of the Sacramento Chapter

Clean Air Ambassador:

Harry Wang, MD

Sacramento, CA

My family has always enjoyed being in the outdoors in nature. We hike in California's Sierra Nevada mountains every year and enjoy daily walks along the Sacramento River. Our daughter's asthma and hospitalization at age eight brought my professional concerns about the impact of poor air quality to a very personal level.

We deserve clean air for all our citizens to breathe, especially our children, seniors, and those with chronic health issues. The science is clear about the devastating health effects of air pollution and what needs to be done to protect our community. The Clean Air Act must be fully implemented. Attempts to weaken this public health law or undermine the authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should be rejected.
 

All Messages: Supporting Our Clean Air Ambassadors.

Air is life... clean air is a better life!

more people need to stand up as you have done for a clean environment. thank you!

Thank you for your commitment to our environment.

Dear Dr.Wang:

Thank you for your commitment and devotion to preservation of clean air for humanity. It is due to the fact that there are people like you in this world that any progress is made. Please keep up the great work.

Thank you for taking the time to do such important work!

Thank you for supporting clean air for all of us!

Thank you Dr. Wang for representing the clean air interests of all citizens in our area. Our family is particularly sensitive to the need for clean air as we have lost two family members to lung disease. People with compromised lungs in particular have a very difficult time breathing when the air is polluted. Their struggle to breath in such situations takes all of their energy, sapping their strength and severely limiting their ability to stay physically active and part of the larger society. Each of us suffers when we can't get the air we need to help our bodies function properly. Having clean air is a basic right that needs to be protected. Do not allow special interests to compromise your resolve to fight for clean air...NOW...for all of us. We appreciate your dedication and determination.

Thank you for representing all of us. Clean air is basic to living a healthy life. So is getting outside and enjoying the natural world.

Clean air couldn't be a more basic need. Thank you.

Thank you for caring. God bless you.

Thank you for your commitment to our environment.

you are amazing for going to D.C. for us and representing our amaaazing state of CA! IM PROUD OF YOU and i'm so excited to see people coming together to fight for what is right (: sending love and pats on the back!

My mother died of lung cancer almost 10 years ago. She was a non-smoker (and had never smoked) and was pretty healthy. That should not have happened. However, we live in a city with a Chevron facility that spews toxins in the air continuously. I remember as a child walking to school and finding dead baby birds on the ground from a house across the street to the school (a total of five blocks). A teacher at my elementary school picked up a bunch of them that were on the playground, with a paper towel, because we were afraid to play out there. Now I realize that all of those birds probably died as a result of a chemical spill (we didn't receive an alert about it). I also remember that there were two girls within a three block radius who had cancer. One of them went to my church and she had cancer from the time she was 12 until she died at 35. That shouldn't happen either.

I ride my bike 28 miles a day to commute to work in the south bay area. I would like to continue to get around this way for the rest of my life, without respiratory problems.

I sincerely hope that we can improve air quality over time rather than allow it to get worse; this benefits every living thing on the planet. You don't have to be an environmentalist to care about air quality - air quality is a quality of life and health issue for everyone.

It is comforting to know someone is fighting for something so basic and sad to think we have to. Thank you for standing up for clean air - please continue what you do and stand your ground.

Breath is life. Let's get our priorities straight.

Thank you.

Of great concern for several years now has been the aerosol spraying going on in our atmosphere. This must stop. This is geoengineering. It was banned by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in October of 2010. The United States is violating this agreement by continuing the aerosol spraying in the skies all over this country. The military is most likely carrying out this absolute desecration of our atmosphere with a mixture of heavy metals, in particular aluminum and barium. Please do all that you can to put a stop to this.

Many Thanks!

I have asthma. If regulations are worsened I will be housebound. Back in the 50's and 60's the smudgepots left black ash on everything. Now growers use water and wind machines. Much cleaner and no black ash. Please keep going our lives are at stake.

Let's all breath clean air and live in a kinder world

Going back to a time when we could see the black air layer in the valleys should not be acceptable to anyone. Because of the EPA there are burning restrictions, clean energy sources and fewer, cleaner cars on the road. The results should be obvious to everyone. Keep the faith. And, thank you for fighting the good fight.

The need for clean air reminds me of my dad, who died some decades ago. During his last year or more, after suffering from various injuries, he was able to walk only a block in our smog-infested Pasadena without needing to rest. Then he found that he was able to walk around all day without problems when he had traveled out of the smog area. (He was planning moving our family out of the smog area at the time that he died.)

Thank you Dr. Wang.
What a sad thing that we need to fight for such a basic need, not only for human beings but for all life on our earth.

Many thanks!

Hooray for you, Amb. Wang. Please keep it up.

Thank you for taking a firm stand to protect the air we breathe.

Thanks Wang!

Thanks for all you do, we need to protect the future of California and the air we breath.

For over 30 years we backpacked in the Sierra and enjoyed the fabulously clean air of the high altitude. Now, in our late 70's, even the Bay Area does not meet standards for truly healthful air quality. We've lived here 53 years and I now have difficulties with my lungs. Please continue you work to improve air quality in California and thank you for all you have done.

Thank you for your efforts in behalf of all, especially the future generations.

Mahalo for standing up for clean air !

Thank you for representing all forms of life for a safer world.

I have been terrified that the denial of the need for pollution-free (or low pollution) environment is most likely going to be the demise of the planet. I am glad you are actively working to stop that from happening. I will do some serious letter writing this weekend so I can have an input on this issue also.

My wife has COPD and experiences many bad days breathing the bad air in San Diego. Thanks for representing us.

My wife suffers from COPD and experences many bad days having to breath the bad air here in San Diego. Thanks for representing both of us.

Thanks for not merely caring.

Don't rich people get asthma too? Are we run by a Sociopathic Olegarcy that does not see the advantages of clean air for themselves,and those they might care for--if that is possible.

Thank you for your work.

We deserve clean air in California!

We deserve clean air for all our citizens to breathe, especially our children, seniors, and those with chronic health issues.

God-speed Harry and thank you for speaking for all of us who want, hope and pray to live on a planet with as little pollution as possible.

Harry!
We shouldn't have to get clean air out of a canister. It is our birthright.
Give 'em what for!

When I first moved to California from Maine, I was diagnosed with adult-onset asthma. The doctor told me I was the 8th adult to be so diagnosed that year. He said the usually a physician could go through his/her entire career with NO cases. I lived in the San Joaquin Valley. Since I moved to the beach, I have not used my inhaler once. I feel really bad for the people who are still in the valley.

Thank you, Harry, for saying it so well.

When I first moved to California from Maine, I was diagnosed with adult-onset asthma. The doctor told me I was the 8th adult to be so diagnosed that year. He said the usually a physician could go through his/her entire career with NO cases. I lived in the San Joaquin Valley. Since I moved to the beach, I have not used my inhaler once. I feel really bad for the people who are still in the valley.

Thank you, Harry, for saying it so well.

I love clean air in California!

Thanks, I am having difficulty with asthma today so clean air is of the utmost importance , thank you.

Thank you for your help, continue the good work because we all deserve to have clean air to breathe.

a good idea

we definitely need to do something !

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