Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Curse you EVIL YELLOW DUST..
It arrived yesterday morning and 36 hours later it is still here.. IT IS CURRENTLY IN THE 'YELLOW LEVEL'...
Green is 0-100...
Yellow 100-200... problems for children, those w/ asthma and other respiratory
Blue 200-400 (Hazardous for all)
Orange 400-799 Danger! Will Robinson! Danger!!
Purple.. above 800.. (HOLD YOUR BREATH? GET A GAS MASK?)
Last night, I woke up and got some water.. looked out the window and I could tell it was a bad, bad, bad sky out there.. got on the military website.. where this stuff is monitored and it was in the blue level!
As a reminder, this was taken just last week.. (of course they were taken later in the day than today's photo of the 'evil yellow dust' so visibility should be less than today's photo anyway.. but, you can clearly see that the photo taken at SUNSET is far clearer than today's 4:20 pm photo)
AND ANOTHER VIEW AT SUNSET..
I really do think that this is our future danger to our environment. Evil dirty air dropping in for a visit from other countries that aren't doing their part to prevent air pollution. The YELLOW DUST comes from the Gobi Desert in China. It contains some air pollution and a mix of fine chemicals that are the big problem to inhale. There is nothing that we can do here in Korea to prevent this from being blown by the air currents. It is worse every year and the season lasts longer and arrives earlier each year.
Last year, at almost exactly the same time, I spent 10 days in the hospital because of the EVIL YELLOW DUST.. the levels got over 1500. I was sick for months, weeks.. it took a long time to get well. *I developed pneumonia after I was in the emergency room and that added to the length of recovery time.
I hope to move this year and am waiting any day to find out where I might be moving to.. I am hoping for ITALY..