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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Air quality

It's been really dry lately, I think we've had a trace of rain all month. (Of course just enough to dirty hubby's just-washed-truck)

Call me crazy, but when you can "see" the air your breathing -or cut it with a knife- that's not good. I have felt a difference in my chest, and I have a friend who's wheezing can be heard across the room! Our local news stations list red, yellow, and green air quality days. So we adjust our schedule and avoid being outside in the heat of the day.

I exercise in the morning or late evening, when the ozone levels aren't as high. We've also found LOTS of things to do indoors. In fact, we've seen a lot of movies lately.

But hey, it's summer and the kids are out of school. I need to minimize any risk I can. Since asthma triggers can accumulate, I don't need to start with a base of dirty air making my lungs inflamed, then add a few pollen irritants, and top it off with a respiratory infection. Sometimes that's the straw that 'breaks the camel's back'. So if I can cut out one thing that's going to cause problems with the asthma, I will.

So enjoy a movie! And pass the popcorn.


  1. There is nothing crazy about you. You are doing really good things. Air quality can control your asthmatic problems. Hope you continue such practice. That's good for health.

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  2. Thanks for the comment, I watch the news report daily for the air quality, then we adjust our plans. Even on my maintenance medication, my chest is still tight and my throat is always 'twitchy', causing that annonying little asthma cough.
    I'm sure it will rain this week, as we washed all 3 of our cars!