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Old 03-26-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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Hello.
I am looking at Bakersfield as a more affordable option in CA. However, I am an older person, have dust allergy, and have been told that the air there is bad, and that they are having problems with a fungus that affects the lungs as well. This is also a problem in Arizona. Would appreciate any input regarding these issues.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Paradise
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Bakersfield has arguably the worst air quality in America. If you're looking for cheaper options with better air, I'd go with North Sacramento Valley, Sierra Foothills, Interior Central Coast, Low population desert communities, or far Northern Ca.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Bakersfield has arguably the worst air quality in America. If you're looking for cheaper options with better air, I'd go with North Sacramento Valley, Sierra Foothills, Interior Central Coast, Low population desert communities, or far Northern Ca.
Yeah but the entire central valley in general has lousy air quality and even the Sierra foothills have bad air ... not as bad but still not good.
And mold / mildew will be an issue in many places on and near the coast especially during the winter months.
2tired2move, why California? Just curious.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Folsom
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Hello.
I am looking at Bakersfield as a more affordable option in CA. However, I am an older person, have dust allergy, and have been told that the air there is bad, and that they are having problems with a fungus that affects the lungs as well. This is also a problem in Arizona. Would appreciate any input regarding these issues.
2tired2move
I agree with the previous posters. You may want to check out the high dessert, like the area beyond Lake Isabella...Ridgecrest, or Lancaster..or anything on the east side of the Sierra's. Yea, California has the fungus disease also, Valley Fever...my old boss got it when they were digging a pool for their backyard. http://www.vfce.arizona.edu/ValleyFe...ople/FAQs.aspx

Just found an interesting article on this subject, "now doctors are predicting that climate change will harm people’s respiratory health....“I’m seeing an increase in the last 19-20 years in the number of patients I’m seeing who are experiencing chronic lung disease,” Kevin Hamilton, deputy chief of programs at Clinica Sierra Vista in Fresno." Doctors Expect Climate Change to Worsen Lung Diseases | KQED's Climate Watch

Here is another discussion on this subject, but about Visalia which is north of Bakersfield Visalia Smog/Air Pollution Help (After a Visit to Area)

Last edited by caligirlz; 03-26-2012 at 11:46 PM.. Reason: added link
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:40 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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If you can see the air you probably don't want to breathe it.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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It rains mud too!

To the OP or whoever is creating new accounts to post about Bakersfield -- plenty of info in the archives.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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It rains mud too!

To the OP or whoever is creating new accounts to post about Bakersfield -- plenty of info in the archives.
Sometime people need / want to "talk" with people in the present time and get feedback to their particular situation and if they have questions they can ask them on the thread that they created.
I just created a thread on another forum. I could have taken a lot of time researching old threads and probably found what i needed to know but it's just not the same.
Just sayin'.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:41 AM
 
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Sometime people need / want to "talk" with people in the present time and get feedback to their particular situation and if they have questions they can ask them on the thread that they created.
I just created a thread on another forum. I could have taken a lot of time researching old threads and probably found what i needed to know but it's just not the same.
Just sayin'.

I have no problem with you or anyone who has the genuine intent of getting the info they really seek by creating another thread.

I just suspect that the increased number of new threads about Bakersfield, Monterey, and the Central Valley in general recently have been made by one person who is looking to play with the forum. I have my suspicions but can't prove them so I choose to ignore these threads instead.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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I have no problem with you or anyone who has the genuine intent of getting the info they really seek by creating another thread.

I just suspect that the increased number of new threads about Bakersfield, Monterey, and the Central Valley in general recently have been made by one person who is looking to play with the forum. I have my suspicions but can't prove them so I choose to ignore these threads instead.
Hmmm, i haven't noticed that.
Although when people create threads but then never come back it's a bit strange.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:44 AM
 
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Thank you to all who replied. As I am already an older person, and probably won't be the first to get younger!, I have decided not to go to Bakersfield. Just too risky for someone with my respiratory problems, so thanks for the info clarifying the problems in Bakersfield air. As for why I wish to go to Cal.; well, I lived there most of my adult life, moved during the housing bubble because of the high cost of housing, but missed it, so now have been waiting to see if rents would go down, and exploring places that might be less expensive. Why haven't I looked in archives; well, I did do some looking, but things, including the progression of things like valley fever, change over time. I am not interested in disease, air quality info, housing costs from four years ago, whatever. As for why I didn't come back sooner: some of my questions in this and other forums either got silly answers or none. I didn't get answers here for awhile. Then, As well, I became seriously ill and still not up to par. Hope that allays everyone's fears. My question: why is this site so paranoid? Oh, one of you mentioned someone posting several times about Bakersfield. This is the only thread I posted about Bakersfield; check your records. Would like to be able to post more on this website, but don't feel very welcome. Have never intentionally been a troll, if a person has a different opinion, is that being a troll? How convenient. Like small town living, "well, no one else has complained,", the unsaid message is we know who you are, so on.
So the ones who try to make change and bring about increased awareness are squashed, especially in this day and age. Do you think that is a good thing. That is all I am going to say in this thread. Again, thank you for the input, much appreciate the pollution information.
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