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2013 Ambassador Photo Post: 

This is a photo of my grandfather, who was farmworker for many years and encountered dangerous air pollution, especially in the summers. With better controls on air pollution, we can prevent respiratory problems that plague low-income communities and other vulnerable populations.

Clean Air Ambassador | Woodland, California

Eric Alfaro

My home state of California is blessed with a wide range of landscapes, natural wonders, and cultural diversity. Growing up in a rural agricultural town, I learned at a very young age just how dependent we are on our environment.

The quality of the environment we live in affects the quality of our lives. My parents were once farmworkers; polluted air was always a health concern, especially in the summers. For low socio-economic Americans, preventable respiratory problems can be addressed with well-regulated controls for air pollution.

The state of California is full of majestic beauty; air quality should be no exception. Air pollution is an important issue that needs to be addressed by our elected officials.

The time to do something about air pollution is now; our future depends on it.

The quality of the environment we live in affects the quality of our lives.

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.