Running Out Of Good Air
By James Donahue
If you have any sense
of the world around you, there must be an awareness that something isn’t quite right about the air we are breathing.
More and more people are suffering with lung diseases like asthma and emphysema, and even those of us who think we are healthy,
are beginning to have trouble getting enough air when we are outside working hard or exercising.
We presently live in
an area in North America where we believe the air is about as pure as any you can find in the world. And yet we are shocked
to notice that there is a faint grey film on everything around us. It can be found on the leaves, on park benches, and on
the surface of the car we washed only the day before.
A jog along a wooded
trail in our area quickly leaves us huffing and puffing to get our breath. It is as if there isn’t enough oxygen in
the air, or we are inhaling something foreign that is preventing our lungs from properly extracting the oxygen our bodies
need from the air.
We believe the latter
is true. Something sinister is in the air.
There has been a lot
of talk these days about greenhouse gasses from the world industries that are causing global warming. But it is more than
just the carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and other gasses spewing from the industrial smoke stacks of our coal burning factories
and electric generating plants.
There also is the soot.
It hangs in the air in particles so tiny it cannot be seen by the naked eye. And it is so light it can remain suspended in
the air for months, if not years, before it reaches the ground.
These particles consist
of residue from burning coal, oil and wood, plus industrial emissions including mercury, dust, haze and ozone from not only
the factories but forest fires, volcanic eruptions and the millions of engines operating cars, trucks, trains, buses, ships
As other nations of the
world, especially China,
India, and Brazil,
rush into the industrialized age, they are burning fossil fuels and the smokestacks of these factories are spewing toxic material
unabated. Unlike the United States, these
countries do not have clean air laws that force industries to install scrubbers on those smoke stacks. Thus the poison that
they are putting into the air is getting blown in the winds around the globe.
It is confirmed that
the polluted dust clouds from China and India
drift over the United States, and the poison from our plants drift over
Europe. The problem is global in scale. There is nowhere, even in the barren desert or the
arctic, where the air is really pure.
Not only this, but it
is commonly known that our military is “seeding” the skies with clouds filled with minute particles of light reflecting
metals including barium, aluminum and titanium. Just why the stuff is being spewed into our skies is not known, but we suspect
it has military applications, or may involve experiments in weather modification. It also may be linked to the HAARP project.
There are a lot of theories.
What we do know, is that
all of these metallic particles are mixing with all of the other junk that is now mixed in the air we breathe. And it is getting
in our lungs.
What are the consequences
of all this stuff getting in our lungs?
It is known that fine
particles in our lungs cause a variety of serious health problems. Fire fighters, police officers and volunteers that labored
at the site of the World Trade
Center ruins following the 9-11 attack are beginning to die now from
severe lung problems caused by breathing in the toxic dust left in the air for months after the buildings collapsed. That
is an exaggerated and speeded-up example of what is happening to the rest of us, but at a slower pace.
But we know that hospitals
and doctors are seeing more and more cases of lung and heart disease, and much of it is linked directly to the inhalation
of toxins in our air.
Particles can aggravate
heart disease. They can bring on chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue. Particles also have been associated
with cardiac arrhythmias and heart attacks. They can bring on asthma, bronchitis, induce coughing, phlegm, chest discomfort,
wheezing and shortness of breath. They increase susceptibility to respiratory infections.
Some particles, such
as asbestos as found in the air around the World Trade Center ruins, and the barium dumped by
the military into the skies over our head, are known carcinogens. When they get in the lungs, cancer can result.
So what can we do about
Until the government,
military and industrial leaders of the world wake up and stop polluting our air, citizens are relatively defenseless. It is
not recommended that we do strenuous exercising or labor out in the open air now without wearing some kind of protective mask.
The best place to work
out is now indoors, where we can be surrounded by some very good air purification equipment. Fortunately, and perhaps because
some intelligent people saw this coming and did a good job of producing it, we have technology available that pulls those
dangerous particles out of the air and gives us safe air to breath.
But we have to stay indoors
and keep this equipment operating to stay healthy.
Ironically we must use
the electricity from that coal burning and polluting power plant a few miles down the road to run this equipment.