The super enormous dust cloud of dust in 1994 spread over the entire World. It is thought by many that this dust cloud effected many down wind now with allergies.
Meteorologist in China know the dangers involved in huge dust dorms in East Asia. The Chinese have constructed vast belts of forest planted across the northern arid lands, referred to as “The Great Green Wall,” The purpose is to reduce eolian transport of dust from the Gobi Desert, yet only time will tell if it worked?
Most common in arid and semi-arid regions, exposure to dust in dust storms can cause coughing, wheezing, and runny noses. Breathing a lot of dust over a long period of time may cause chronic breathing and lung problems. Dust storms may expose people to fungal spores that can cause a disease known as Valley Fever. Today it would appear that this super dust storm triggered pollen’s that today have effected millions of the planets inhabitants with allergies that were not present prior to this dramatic event, and to this day, they still exist. this can also lead to chronic problems such as bronchitis, asthma, heart problems and many respiratory problems.
In the final years of the Dust Bowl of the 1930’s, farm animals were found dead in the fields and people started suffering from “dust pneumonia”. The dust in these storms has been shown to contain pollutants and toxins, such as salt, sulfur, heavy metals, pesticides and carbon monoxide to name just a few . The pollution-laden dust can be carried over thousands of miles, affecting millions of people who might not necessarily suffer from the acute events of the storm, such as allergies they did not have prior.
The long-term consequences on the livelihood of people who live down wind from these super dust clouds, it is difficult to pin down the long-term health consequences, but they were not there before the huge dust storms of the 20th Century. Further it was found that Pollutant levels were 20 times higher than the lowest levels considered to be hazardous. To make matters worse, these storms remove organic matter and the nutrient-rich lightest particles in the soil.
Australia has also experienced some huge super dust clouds and the long term effects have even effected the oceans, specifically that of the Pacific ocean, with chemicals that were caught up in the dust clouds and deposited far away.
Article by: www.fast-tracforlife.org