There is a lot of construction going on in my community and it’s putting insane amounts of dust into the air on a day by day basis.
I’m already in a location that has a problem with dust naturally, so any construction that involves digging into the Earth will naturally put even more dust and dirt into the air and affect surrounding communities. While I was protected by my N-95 masks that I used to wear, I wasn’t wearing a mask recently when I inhaled accidentally while driving through a cloud of dust with my windows down in my car. After that happened and I nearly coughed out a lung in the process, I decided to start wearing a mask again while outdoors or whenever I’m driving without the windows closed. I’m also using my air purifier at home all of the time to collect the extraneous airborne lung irritants. Another source of allergens at home right now is my yard. I have a fencing and landscaping company laying sod and planting hedges, which naturally put some dust and dirt into the air outside, thus getting inside whenever I open my front door to leave or return home. I was talking to one of the guys from the fencing and landscaping company and he told me that he was previously at a job doing a stair railing installation. Since there are a lot of condominiums going up right now, they’ve been installing quite a few stair rails for outdoor staircases leading up multi-story condo buildings. I can only imagine that they’re making a killing amid the boon in the housing market right now.