Coal plant pollution puts me at a disadvantage because whatever I do or wherever I go, I must be aware of the limitations put upon me from our poor air environment. Code orange air alert days like we had on Jan. 22 are particularly worrisome because those are the days when I am most likely to have an asthma attack that could land me in the emergency room even when I have my medication. Some days I can't leave my house for fear of having an asthma attack. I am no longer able to hold a steady job because the symptoms of my disease are unpredictable. This is a disability, and that curtails my income.