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Toxic Fog

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Hell...Hath...No...Fury.., Mar 31, 2014.

  1. Hell...Hath...No...Fury..

    Hell...Hath...No...Fury.. Senior Member

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    We've had a thick fog here for the last few days (north england and scotland) and its just been announced tonight on the radio that it isn't fog at all.... Its fertiliser from France! And its toxic.

    Its leaving a layer of dust on everything outside (though its also been announced that sand has travelled up here from the deserts in north africa too!)

    Any normal people who have spent an hour or more in it have got ill with the runs so god knows how it would affect us.

    They've said on the radio to keep all windows shut.

    Just thought i'd give a shout out incase anyone in the area is thinking its just fog. I can't even see a meter out from the window its so thick. Gives me the chills looking at a wall of poison outside :nervous:

    PS... It smells like something weird burning, i'm sleeping on the sofa tonight because my bedroom stinks :mad:
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  2. SilverbladeTE

    SilverbladeTE Senior Member

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    Somewhere near Glasgow, Scotland
    James Herbert wrote a superbly creepy story about a "fog" that was a terrible bioweapon....
    just saying! :p
  3. Hell...Hath...No...Fury..

    Hell...Hath...No...Fury.. Senior Member

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    Pmsl; i know it well i have all his books :) it was one of the first thoughts that passed through my brain fog too lol ;)
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  4. Allyson

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    yes i thought brain fog too - dyscognition it is now called - the French made public transport free in Paris for several days to try to improve conditions

    Ally
  5. Hell...Hath...No...Fury..

    Hell...Hath...No...Fury.. Senior Member

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    The other thought was skeletal pirates rolling in through the fog to kill everyone :eek:

    Then my thoughts subsided down to a plain 'damn that really stinks' as i lay here on my very uncomfortable sofa :mad:
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    Have you got a link to a news article? I can't find anything about it online. I don't get outside, but my mum who commutes to Newcastle everyday says it doesn't smell weird at all. It's covering the whole North East as far as I can tell. If this were actually toxic surely there would be an uproar and, given the fact that it's covering a huge part of one of the most densely populated countries in the Western hemisphere, surely there would be more news about it.
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    We had the dust covering everything here in wales - even thought it has been raining - everything is covered, we thought ti was Saharan dust as we have been having southern winds here and it has been quite warm.

    Do you have a link for the radio programme you heard it on? I would also like to find out more about it.

    Justy.
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    Cheesus Senior Member

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    Oh it's April Fools! :p
  10. Hell...Hath...No...Fury..

    Hell...Hath...No...Fury.. Senior Member

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    The thought crossed my mind too, and it may well be as i can't find any info online either and i can't remember if it was announced after midnight, but it was on Alan Robson's nightowls radio show and people were replying about it etc.
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  11. Hell...Hath...No...Fury..

    Hell...Hath...No...Fury.. Senior Member

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    I can't get any info online about a hoax either o_O though i do know it stank last night between 11pm and 3am when it was at its thickest and the building was enveloped in it and it has left a film of dust everywhere. Its also pretty much gone now today
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    Maybe someone was burning something nearby?
  13. Hell...Hath...No...Fury..

    Hell...Hath...No...Fury.. Senior Member

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    The smell was unlike anything i've smelled before, i just used burning as i had no way of describing it.
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    Hell...Hath...No...Fury.. Senior Member

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    My mam has just told me that its still thick in her village and its affecting my Dad's breathing. She says it has a smell similar to gas to her. I can't smell anything here now its dispersed.

    Feel free to take the info with a pinch of salt, as there's no information so far either way.

    But after smelling it last night, thought better safe than sorry for us lot
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  15. justy

    justy Senior Member

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26844425

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    yes and the free public transport in Paris was before Aril 1st and was very real - a great idea for everywhere IMHO

    ALy
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  17. Hell...Hath...No...Fury..

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    The whole thing is very strange! It turned out that it was actually a hoax! They had everyone in the north fooled! Especially because of the smell and the dust; But then oddly within 1 day it was suddenly on the news about the similar smog all over the country! So the one i reported was a hoax, but now its real anyway lol.
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    If that was a hoax, it was not a suitable or appropriate one.

    It obviously DID cause a great deal of alarm in some sick folk - and just one person getting as upset and worried as HHNFdid means somebody should have to take responsibility and apologise at least.:mad:
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    Hell...Hath...No...Fury.. Senior Member

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    I totally agree
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    Hoax or not, it was like a 2 day fog of thick choking bonfire smoke when there were no bonfires near, and everything was covered in a layer of yellow brown dust. My asthmatic husband could hardly breathe.

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