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Old 03-08-2019, 08:41 AM
 
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Check out costochondritis - it's thought to be caused by the pesticides they spray on the cotton, though few physicians in Lubbock will admit that. It can be severe enough that someone suffering it can mistake it for a heart attack. If you're susceptible, a windy day or two will be enough to set it off.
Thanks. I have / had an Intercostal rib muscle tear, and unless completely still, that feels like a Heart Attack. What you're describing sounds like the same, without the tear.

What's the duration of the spraying, as in a week and then it's done?

If I had to wear a respirator all spring / summer, that would be a deal breaker.
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Old 03-09-2019, 02:04 PM
 
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No the farms do a lot of spraying, fertilizer, roundup, stuff for bugs, even stuff to kill the plant when they are ready to harvest. Most farms have bug spray machines and the is cropdusting airplanes also. So spraying is going on throughout the year. It might not be so bad but the wind blows a lot in west Texas.
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:56 PM
 
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No the farms do a lot of spraying, fertilizer, roundup, stuff for bugs, even stuff to kill the plant when they are ready to harvest. Most farms have bug spray machines and the is cropdusting airplanes also. So spraying is going on throughout the year. It might not be so bad but the wind blows a lot in west Texas.
How can anyone live there then?
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Old 12-19-2019, 09:29 PM
 
Location: SoCal Laguna Beach previously Longhorn Nation
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Default Lubbock info 2019? Air Quality

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How can anyone live there then?
They seem to have all survived, no?

Lubbock does not have a problem with high ozone or high particle pollution days like in higher altitude cities in the mountain west that have also have larger populations and the inversion layer smog is hell on earth in the late spring and summer months. The majority of poor air quality in TX is around the gulf coast area right outside of Houston and the Golden Triangle in East Texas- oil rigs, heavy ozone, and petrochemical plants dirty everything up mixed-in with suffocating humidity. The entire DFW area and Denton county is like living in L.A. (air quality wise) and is extremely polluted. Midland / Odessa smells pretty bad with all the drilling and rigs around the permian basin but Lubbock minus the strong winds and the dirt/dust blowing everywhere 3-4 months is pretty good overall.

"Texas Daily Air Quality Forecast"
https://www.tceq.texas.gov/airqualit...ast_today.html
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:48 AM
 
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They seem to have all survived, no?

Lubbock does not have a problem with high ozone or high particle pollution days like in higher altitude cities in the mountain west that have also have larger populations and the inversion layer smog is hell on earth in the late spring and summer months. The majority of poor air quality in TX is around the gulf coast area right outside of Houston and the Golden Triangle in East Texas- oil rigs, heavy ozone, and petrochemical plants dirty everything up mixed-in with suffocating humidity. The entire DFW area and Denton county is like living in L.A. (air quality wise) and is extremely polluted. Midland / Odessa smells pretty bad with all the drilling and rigs around the permian basin but Lubbock minus the strong winds and the dirt/dust blowing everywhere 3-4 months is pretty good overall.

"Texas Daily Air Quality Forecast"
https://www.tceq.texas.gov/airqualit...ast_today.html
Well, define "Surviving". If everybody is hacking all day and / or trapped in Cancer centers with IV towers...

Thanks for the info, but it seems I would be trading one giant pollution source for another.
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Old 01-15-2020, 01:14 PM
 
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Well, define "Surviving". If everybody is hacking all day and / or trapped in Cancer centers with IV towers...
If that were the case, it would be like Centralia, PA or Picher, OK. Obviously, that’s not the case. Not sure if it fits your needs specifically, but the city is thriving.
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:11 PM
 
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I am currently in Lubbock, I find it quite impressive. The roadways, wow, 3 lanes in each direction all over the place. The population-density is not extremely low, but it does not feel crowded at all when you go into a place like Walmart. Seems fairly clean, there is a lot of nice brick houses all over the place. I have been in Amarillo and that place can be quite cow-smelly, have not noticed the same here in Lubbock.
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:03 AM
 
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If that were the case, it would be like Centralia, PA or Picher, OK. Obviously, that’s not the case. Not sure if it fits your needs specifically, but the city is thriving.
Shanghai is thriving. Everybody wears masks all day.
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Old 01-20-2020, 01:19 AM
 
Location: SoCal Laguna Beach previously Longhorn Nation
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I am currently in Lubbock, I find it quite impressive. The roadways, wow, 3 lanes in each direction all over the place. The population-density is not extremely low, but it does not feel crowded at all when you go into a place like Walmart. Seems fairly clean, there is a lot of nice brick houses all over the place. I have been in Amarillo and that place can be quite cow-smelly, have not noticed the same here in Lubbock.
Good points made, and yes Amarillo is a cow-town.....however Lubbock's overall crime rates are still ridiculously high and the violent crime rate in Lubbock is one of the worst in the nation per capita. Lubbock was ranked 6th out of Texas cities (over 100,000) for Violent Crime (Rape, Murder, Sexual Assault, Robbery and Aggravated Assault). For Property Crime, the ‘Hub City’ was ranked first for Texas cities (as a percentage of population) with 2.16% of the population experiencing property crime in 2018.

Lubbock insurance costs are also very high (auto, home) with all the crazy drivers, (car crashes, DUI's, uninsured drivers, druggies) and property crimes. If you live on the bad side of Lubbock, there's a good chance of you becoming a victim of at least a property crime. They're weekly shootings in central and E. lubbock - almost nightly, and there are homicides all to frequently as well. The worst area of town is the central part of the city, between I-27 and University Avenue & the same area between North Loop 289 and South Loop 289. The further west and south you go from there, the neighborhoods look more presentable, there schools are better, the homes are nicer, and the area feels safer and economically advantaged over the E side.

So while the roadways are good (for TX), and air quality is better than most, the area still has much more room to improve on, especially relating to overall safety, and reducing the violent crime rates throughout central and E. Lubbock.
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Old 01-20-2020, 09:09 AM
 
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Good points made, and yes Amarillo is a cow-town.....however Lubbock's overall crime rates are still ridiculously high and the violent crime rate in Lubbock is one of the worst in the nation per capita. Lubbock was ranked 6th out of Texas cities (over 100,000) for Violent Crime (Rape, Murder, Sexual Assault, Robbery and Aggravated Assault). For Property Crime, the ‘Hub City’ was ranked first for Texas cities (as a percentage of population) with 2.16% of the population experiencing property crime in 2018.

Lubbock insurance costs are also very high (auto, home) with all the crazy drivers, (car crashes, DUI's, uninsured drivers, druggies) and property crimes. If you live on the bad side of Lubbock, there's a good chance of you becoming a victim of at least a property crime. They're weekly shootings in central and E. lubbock - almost nightly, and there are homicides all to frequently as well. The worst area of town is the central part of the city, between I-27 and University Avenue & the same area between North Loop 289 and South Loop 289. The further west and south you go from there, the neighborhoods look more presentable, there schools are better, the homes are nicer, and the area feels safer and economically advantaged over the E side.

So while the roadways are good (for TX), and air quality is better than most, the area still has much more room to improve on, especially relating to overall safety, and reducing the violent crime rates throughout central and E. Lubbock.
I thought TX didn't play, as in all the law abiding people were armed and the wannabe criminals knew it?
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