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Old 02-01-2013, 10:54 AM
 
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The first winter I lived in SLC, I developed asthma. I had it the 11 yrs I lived there, using a nebulizer year round. I moved to the Dallas area 6 months ago. I just had a lengthy breathing challenge test and guess what. - no asthma! My pulmonologist thinks it was a combination of altitude and smog that caused me to have it in SLC.

I love SLC and am so sorry to have to report this. However I believe it might be a factor for others.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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Not surprising. Hopefully you didn't have any long term health effects from breathing that gunk though.
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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Thank you for posting that Southern Belle! I wonder how many cases of asthma here are from the same? So many wanting to move here and not asking how dire our air quality situation is here.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:37 PM
 
Location: A Place With REAL People
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interesting. I had my 3 month follow up with my doctor yesterday and he was telling me about all the patients he had in January diagnosed with pulmonary related diseases they didn't have before. Yeah this is getting VERY serious now kids. Think of all the damage to the young folks growing up breathing this crap.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Good to hear Belle!

I have reactive asthma, & often wonder if I'll be able to stay forever. January's seem to be especially bad. However, as ugly as the air had been, I didn't have ANY problem this Jan.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Draper, Utah
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My husband has always had some coughing issues, but it recently got so bad he went to a lung specialist, and he was also diagnosed with asthma. We moved here in May of 2011. It definitely happens
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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Good to hear Belle!

I have reactive asthma, & often wonder if I'll be able to stay forever. January's seem to be especially bad. However, as ugly as the air had been, I didn't have ANY problem this Jan.
I've had asthma my entire life and when I lived in Utah (both times) it did not get worse during the inversions. Looking back I found that very odd. Back then I was totally ignorant on the seriousness of the issue and was out in it without much thought. However, just because I didn't have any short term issues, does not mean it didn't cause any long term damage. The lady who started the clean air petition (Marjory McCloy) has been physically active her entire life and now has lung damage that rivals a lifetime heavy smoker. Her lungs are enlarged and she's constantly short of breath.

Not to beat a dead horse, but I don't understand why people don't advocate the use of masks during the bad air days now. Especially the physicians who wrote the governor. I emailed the founder of that group (Dr. Moench) as well as a writer from the Trib (who has a lung specialist he goes to) and Mrs. McCloy; none of them had any information about protective masks or knew much about them. I really don't understand that.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:27 PM
 
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I've been coughing since the beginning of December and am now on an inhaler. I've never had lung issues like this until I moved to Utah. I'm excited to go out of town next month for a literal breath of fresh air!
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