Regarding the article, “New air standard for the Valley: Say Goodbye to your gasoline-burning car” (online Feb. 7), immediate and drastic changes must be made in order to protect our current and future generations.
I have two children who suffer with asthma, and I understand the benefits the new air standards will provide. My 6-year-old son has missed almost two weeks of school this year alone from exacerbation. He cannot play outside for long periods of time. I have a hard time with my day care and charter school. Neither has nurses on staff and neither observes the air quality when taking the kids outside for physical education, at recess or play times.
My son is not allowed to carry his inhaler, due to the lack of medical staff to administer the medication at the charter school or the day care. He remains on steroids to strengthen his lungs year round.
I have considered moving my family out of the Valley but all of the paternal family is here. I also understand this will cause a great hardship, but the benefits significantly outweigh the costs for my family.