If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(International Business Times)   Oklahoma tornado victims being diagnosed with deadly 'tornado cough,' similar to health effects of 9/11 survivors   (ibtimes.com) divider line 17
    More: Sad, Oklahoma, World Trade Center bombing, health effects, KFOR-TV, tornadoes  
•       •       •

3071 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Jun 2013 at 2:10 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2013-06-21 02:43:25 PM
3 votes:

lexnaturalis: SubBass49: We're currently working on getting our HOA to ban leaf blowers for the same reason.

Further proof that people involved with HOAs are insufferable dicks.


Not just HOA folk.  Leafblower use everywhere blows.  Worst invention of all time.
2013-06-21 12:52:19 PM
2 votes:
If you find yourself in Oklahoma, and do not take steps to leave immediately, than I have no sympathy.
2013-06-21 12:41:12 PM
2 votes:
I wonder if this is anything like the fungi stirred up by the Joplin tornado.
2013-06-21 11:53:13 PM
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: Great Porn Dragon: Gyrfalcon: basemetal: Marcus Aurelius: If you find yourself in Oklahoma, and do not take steps to leave immediately, than I have no sympathy.

Says someone from PA......

wxboy: I wonder if this is anything like the fungi stirred up by the Joplin tornado.

Very likely, as well as the micro debris from destroyed building materials.

...or Valley fever after the Northridge earthquake.

Or histoplasmosis, oh, pretty much farking everywhere in the Ohio Valley (there is a real reason that allergists consider KY the worst state in the union for asthma--between the fact that most power plants use coal and the fact there is STILL histoplasmosis left in the soil permanently from where passenger pigeons used the state as a massive rest area...if you don't have a mold allergy and have recently moved to KY, you will develop an allergy to mold after living here for a year or two).  Something like 99% of people who live in the Ohio Valley test positive for histoplasmosis exposure, no tornadic intervention needed...

(Which seriously makes me wonder how the hell anyone with rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis gets treated around here.  Pretty much you're never supposed to receive the newer drugs for RA or psoriasis or Crohn's if you've EVER lived in an area where histoplasmosis or Valley Fever exist.)

It's almost as if huge natural disasters that stir up a lot of dust and mold particles into the air, mixed with industrial toxins that have been lying dormant in the soil for decades, result in an explosion of lung disorders a few months later.

I'm not being snarky (well....not much); but really, it's amazing how this keeps happening again and again, and epidemiologists and other officials are still scratching their heads in awe: "Well, golly! I don't understand why we're seeing so many mold allergies and toxic residue exposures in areas where there's been a lot of fine particulate matter in the air! And always in highly industrial locations! It's such a mystery!"


I think the mystery is actually what EXACT chemicals/mold is causing the symptoms.
2013-06-21 10:22:25 PM
1 votes:

Great Porn Dragon: Gyrfalcon: basemetal: Marcus Aurelius: If you find yourself in Oklahoma, and do not take steps to leave immediately, than I have no sympathy.

Says someone from PA......

wxboy: I wonder if this is anything like the fungi stirred up by the Joplin tornado.

Very likely, as well as the micro debris from destroyed building materials.

...or Valley fever after the Northridge earthquake.

Or histoplasmosis, oh, pretty much farking everywhere in the Ohio Valley (there is a real reason that allergists consider KY the worst state in the union for asthma--between the fact that most power plants use coal and the fact there is STILL histoplasmosis left in the soil permanently from where passenger pigeons used the state as a massive rest area...if you don't have a mold allergy and have recently moved to KY, you will develop an allergy to mold after living here for a year or two).  Something like 99% of people who live in the Ohio Valley test positive for histoplasmosis exposure, no tornadic intervention needed...

(Which seriously makes me wonder how the hell anyone with rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis gets treated around here.  Pretty much you're never supposed to receive the newer drugs for RA or psoriasis or Crohn's if you've EVER lived in an area where histoplasmosis or Valley Fever exist.)


It's almost as if huge natural disasters that stir up a lot of dust and mold particles into the air, mixed with industrial toxins that have been lying dormant in the soil for decades, result in an explosion of lung disorders a few months later.

I'm not being snarky (well....not much); but really, it's amazing how this keeps happening again and again, and epidemiologists and other officials are still scratching their heads in awe: "Well, golly! I don't understand why we're seeing so many mold allergies and toxic residue exposures in areas where there's been a lot of fine particulate matter in the air! And always in highly industrial locations! It's such a mystery!"
2013-06-21 06:43:42 PM
1 votes:

basemetal: Marcus Aurelius: If you find yourself in Oklahoma, and do not take steps to leave immediately, than I have no sympathy.

Says someone from PA......

wxboy: I wonder if this is anything like the fungi stirred up by the Joplin tornado.

Very likely, as well as the micro debris from destroyed building materials.


...or Valley fever after the Northridge earthquake.
2013-06-21 04:25:38 PM
1 votes:
Similar to Dust Pneumonia that people contracted during the Dust Bowl.
2013-06-21 03:47:31 PM
1 votes:
We have coccidioidomycosis in my part of the country (Arizona), so anything that kicks up the dust and sand can potentially infect you.  Working in a hospital I get to see a rush of patients with lung problems after every windstorm.

Be careful about what you're breathing in, it can cause a lot of damage.
2013-06-21 03:11:35 PM
1 votes:

wxboy: I wonder if this is anything like the fungi stirred up by the Joplin tornado.


Came in to say this - coccidiomycosis and it wouldn't be unheard of in Oklahoma.
2013-06-21 02:58:53 PM
1 votes:
When my mother was pregnant with me, she contracted Valley Fever,  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccidioidomycosis which creates symptoms like the flu and leaves cysts and scar tissue in your lungs. 48 years later, she was in the hospital in Minnesota, being treated for pneumonia symptoms and not responding to treatment. After a week of her getting steadily sicker, I mentioned to her doctor in passing that she'd had Valley Fever half a century before. His response was, "What's that?" They changed her treatment, and immediately she got well.

/Fark dirt and dust borne illness
2013-06-21 02:53:17 PM
1 votes:

mama2tnt: highendmighty: lexnaturalis: SubBass49: We're currently working on getting our HOA to ban leaf blowers for the same reason.

Further proof that people involved with HOAs are insufferable dicks.

Not just HOA folk.  Leafblower use everywhere blows.  Worst invention of all time.

Everyone on my block mows, but only the douchebags across the street use a leaf blower (not counting the hired services for a few on the block). But I can't drive two blocks with my car windows down - and since they banned the free pickups and also banned yard waste from our weekly garbage bags, everyone now blows the grass INTO THE GUTTERS - where they have a great time in the storm drains.

/Really, people? Not a thought in your farking heads, is there? And have you ever heard of consideration for others - or their lungs? No? Huh.


In my day, we used rakes, push brooms, and hefty bags.
/Get off my lawn (and yours), leaf-blowing scourges!
2013-06-21 02:47:53 PM
1 votes:

highendmighty: lexnaturalis: SubBass49: We're currently working on getting our HOA to ban leaf blowers for the same reason.

Further proof that people involved with HOAs are insufferable dicks.

Not just HOA folk.  Leafblower use everywhere blows.  Worst invention of all time.


Everyone on my block mows, but only the douchebags across the street use a leaf blower (not counting the hired services for a few on the block). But I can't drive two blocks with my car windows down - and since they banned the free pickups and also banned yard waste from our weekly garbage bags, everyone now blows the grass INTO THE GUTTERS - where they have a great time in the storm drains.

/Really, people? Not a thought in your farking heads, is there? And have you ever heard of consideration for others - or their lungs? No? Huh.
2013-06-21 02:36:17 PM
1 votes:
Allergens are up too, so it's probably much worse than it otherwise might be.  The past two days, I've woken up thinking, "god, why couldn't I be hungover instead?"  Not enough pseudo in the world right now.
2013-06-21 02:36:02 PM
1 votes:

SubBass49: Nothing like stirring up a city full of Monsanto's Round Up filled dirt and inhaling it.  We're currently working on getting our HOA to ban leaf blowers for the same reason.  When the bottoms of your feet turn black walking in your own home, there's a problem.


Your feet are turning black? That sounds like bubonic plague. Or perhaps just, you know, dirt.

In my experience leaf blowers don't kick up some dust and but actual dirt. Dirt is too heavy to stay airborne.
2013-06-21 02:29:38 PM
1 votes:
Myself, the wife and the two kids all got this.  Had to take steroids and antibiotics to get rid of it.
2013-06-21 02:15:39 PM
1 votes:
Nothing like stirring up a city full of Monsanto's Round Up filled dirt and inhaling it.  We're currently working on getting our HOA to ban leaf blowers for the same reason.  When the bottoms of your feet turn black walking in your own home, there's a problem.
2013-06-21 02:15:35 PM
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: If you find yourself in Oklahoma, and do not take steps to leave immediately, than I have no sympathy.


Says someone from PA......

wxboy: I wonder if this is anything like the fungi stirred up by the Joplin tornado.


Very likely, as well as the micro debris from destroyed building materials.
 
Displayed 17 of 17 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report