Friday, October 26, 2007

Air Quality Relief Effort (HEPA's for CFers)

According to the Air Pollution Control District, the current air quality is moderate to hazardous. The concentration of particulates in the air, specifically the small ones called PM 2.5s, is more than triple the National threshold level.

These particles are the ones that penetrate deepest into the lungs, causing inflammation. Naturally, this poses a huge threat for people with CF who already have compromised lung function.

It will be weeks before all this gunk is out of the air, and Santa Ana conditions are not making it any easier. I've spoken to some CFers in Southern California who do not have air conditioning, let alone a free-standing HEPA filter in their homes.

I'm asking the members of this board and your family members to please consider helping me raise some money to purchase HEPA filters for those in need. Please send me a PM or an email and I can give you some details. I'll be putting a paypal "DONATE" button on my blog as well, and you can contribute that way.

Your generous gift will bring much needed relief to those who are struggling for breath in the wake of this firestorm.

Please donate by clicking the DONATE button below.

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