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July 11, 2009 COPD beware of pollution in the air-ozone-particulates

Posted Jul 11 2009 10:05pm

Yesterday the air was much better in the Denver area of Colorado, I even managed to do a long slow walk, in the sun, shadows, around a pool and into a delightfully air conditioned store. About 90 minutes worth. I think I am getting back on track to moving again. Today my walk was an hour or so around Sam' s. Longer slower walks are better at first, and for some that might mean slow walking around the house, doing basic living needs, you want to hang on to your ability to tend to your own physical needs as long as possible. Moving helps, don' t give up, keep moving any which way you can. Being only on the borderline between mild and moderate I will push for the crazy goals like 3 to 4 hours of steady moving, you go for what is good for you.Check your computer links or the newspaper to check what your air quality is before venturing outside. Bad days here knock me down a peg, I imagine it is far worse for more severe lung problems.

Air Pollution Basics >>>>>>>>>>>http://www.calcleanair.org/book/export/html/15

An air pollutant a substance in the air that canhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_pollution

Health risks Of Ozone Pollution>>>>>>>> http://www.cleanairtrust.org/ozone.html

Outdoor Air Pollution and Asthmahttp://www.getasthmahelp.org/outdoor_pollution.asp

"Particulate matter," also known as particle pollution or PM, is a complex mixture of extremely small particles and liquid droplets ���. Once inhaled, these particles can affect the heart and lungs and cause serious health effects. EPA groups particle pollution into two categories>>>>>>>>>>>>>>http://www.epa.gov/oar/particlepollution/

UNITED STATES AIR QUALITY MAPShttp://airnow.gov/index.cfmaction=airnow.displaymaps&Pollutant=PM2.5&StaAIRNow - Air Quality MapsAirQuality Basics. Air Quality Index. Ozone. Particle Pollution. UV. The AQI for... Ozone and Particulate Matter (PM2.5) data are published as soon as practical ...
http ://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.displaymaps&Pollutant=PM2.5&StateI

TTO PATIENT"S please>Once again I ask for any of you, with a TTO, to post about TTO on your on-line support group site, , if you have one ...tell where you are located (town/State) and provide the name of the Doctor who took/takes care of you. So many folks want the Transtracheal oxygen system, but it is hard to locate doctors as it is not well known, but HAS been well reasearched and tested and been in use for 22 years. I would love for anyone on oxygen 24/7 to benefit from this wonderful procedure that made my breathing soooooo much easier and improved. Maybe I will see it on one of the lists and be able to collect the tto doctor names/areas.At least your group memberswill learn of your location and that may be a great help to them. You can also write to me or John Goodman at transtracheal Oxygen atdrscoop@tto2.comthanks,roxlyngcd@comcast.net

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