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What does this air pollution count mean to our health?  RSS feed

 
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Good morning
I was looking at the weather to see what the haze outside meant as far as precipitation and working outdoors for the day.
This part of New Mexico does have more than its share of forest fires, however this has been wet with two good snows already in November.
Poor California and Californians. It doesn't look like this is smoke related and if I understand what is happening in SO-Cal the fires are driven by Santa Anna winds which are blowing eastward?
I'm blissfully naive on air pollution so I never heard of PM2.5 other than what I just Googled. I'd appreciate what you can enlighten me with.
Thank you,
Brian    
P.S. we're the pink area of New Mexico. The only county in every direction
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It is truly horrible in California right now. The schools are closed. It is best to stay inside. Every morning my family wakes up coughing and hacking, eyes burning. The days are gray and hazy, air looks thick enough to eat.

It looks like we should be getting rain next Wednesday and Thursday, that would really help clear the air.

I have no doubt it's having a negative impact on our health, but there is no where to go, we aren't even close to the fires.

 
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Stacy Witscher wrote:It is truly horrible in California right now. The schools are closed. It is best to stay inside. Every morning my family wakes up coughing and hacking, eyes burning. The days are gray and hazy, air looks thick enough to eat.

It looks like we should be getting rain next Wednesday and Thursday, that would really help clear the air.

I have no doubt it's having a negative impact on our health, but there is no where to go, we aren't even close to the fires.


I'm so sorry. I'm also sorry how the monster in charge is treating you guys.
We'll rain dance for you all.
Great blessings,
Brian
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Brian - Thank you for the rain dance. Let's hope it works.
 
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