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  •  Another huge variable (5+ / 0-)

    that rarely gets discussed is humidity and how that really multiplies the effects of any airborne toxins. A safe level of x toxin could be 10 ppm but a high dew point could multiply the impact by several factors.

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    by stevej on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 07:14:05 PM PDT

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    •  That was a concern of mine when I visited (5+ / 0-)

      the Battle Creek pipeline spill. It was about 90% humidity that day. The air was very heavy and we were in a low area. You could really tell a difference when you moved up in altitude and out of the swampier areas. I'd have to think that it would be even worse on the Gulf at or near sea level.

      A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

      by dougymi on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 07:27:50 PM PDT

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