I haven’t posted for quite a while, there have been developments in my life, not all good. My recent worry is that of a crazy woman, not able to fathom the bs from the truth.
Sahara Dust ???
First of all, I like to think that I have a free and sound mind but recent events regarding this sand have me reeling. The media circus tell us that the gritty ash like substance that landed on us for over a week was the arrival of Sahara Dust, which just happened to take flight and decide to blow this way.
My concerns arose with the media desciptive of said “dust”,surely it should have been “sand” seeing that the Sahara is full of the stuff.
My second was that they stated it was “red”, not in this neighboorhood it wasn’t, it was grey and gritty and impossible to wash off the car.
Mainly, everybody I know has had ailments such as sore throat, coughing, breathing problems, spots, chapped lips, constipation, feeling unwell or itchy eyes, none of which were there before the “dust” arrived. Puddles in my garden have turned a very bright green colour suggesting very quick growing algae, not something that Sahara dust should be promoting.
I was ready to mask up my kids for their daily commute to school but was advised that i was over-reacting by certain family members (wish I had now though !).
I did some research on the “dust” and the nasty taste it left in your mouth, which was nothing like sand, and found a few facts which threw me.
Lots of volcanic activity lately has been polluting the air above us with ash, which has similar qualities to the “dust”. Information on the effects are here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volcanic_ash#Human_and_animal_health. Earthquakes and volcanoes are largely natural occurences and as such happen because the Earth is having a blow-out, however I do think that the information of health risks should be public knowledge and not swept under the carpet. Most people I know didn’t realise that the ash cloud could spread so far.
Not content with finding this information, I had to look deeper to see what else could cause the symptoms associated at this time.
Now it gets silly, Nuclear Fallout http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fallout , may have similar but longer lasting effects as in water contamination and cattle exposure, no to mention the obvious cancer threat. It seems governments aren’t always entirely truthful when it comes to incidents involving these nuclear power plants. It doesn’t take a genius to look for recent incidents at our very own http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2549240/BREAKING-NEWS-Sellafield-nuclear-site-workers-told-stay-away-elevatated-levels-radioactivity-detected.html . I find the comments more interesting than the article and think that if the powers that be read them, they would realise that we’re not all that easily fooled. The problem is that these things are happening more frequently and getting less airtime, giving way to trials of personalities in other countries and other very important items of news. sarcasm intended, and i prefer to find my own news most days as the main news is for the half asleep.
As a closing thought, maybe I should listen to myself sometimes in order to protect my most cherished, or maybe, as some suggest, I should now be wearing a straight jacket !!!
What do you think ?
See y’all soon, hopefully.