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11/24/2015   NC-WK-185 NCWakeTrue Society and Public Health : $0.00
Water Supply and Quality : $0.00
The national weather service all hazards radio announced a "code yellow" air quality forecast for today with the primary pollutant of uncategorized "small particulate". Air quality is forecast in this metropolitan area, but not in all areas. If the pollutant is smoke from combustion, then it follows carbon monoxide will be produced as well. Smoke rises or is suspended or transported by wind. Carbon monoxide is odorless and heavier than air so it seeks lowest ground. If particulate is dust, then the properties of the dust will affect certain populations (trees, pollens, ashes, asbestos, molds, etc.) These microscopic pollutants cause: mucosal irritation; vascular dilation or constriction; central nervous system issues; and others. Affects may be acute, chronic and cumulative. Carbon monoxide may seek path of least resistance and flow downhill/downstream within river banks all the way to the lowest elevation sea level at the coast. One implication for drought is that, after a rain, some of these pollutants may be transported from the atmosphere to the water. Many times I see "code green" better air quality following a rain. Therefore, in a drought, the air pollution irritants may be more problematic. For me this includes mucosal moisturizers, rinses, over the counter pain remedies and avoidance.