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White Dust instead of Yellow Dust this year in Korea
« on: March 30, 2012, 10:58:22 am »
Hello,

   I heard this morning that the white dust is coming to Korea this year, rather than the yellow dust.  Either way, they say that if you particulary live in Seoul to wear a special mask...Any other ideas on how to keep this from affecting me?  The reason I ask is because I have Sinusitis, and want to know any ways of reducing my chances of getting sicker!  Thanks in Advance,


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Re: White Dust instead of Yellow Dust this year in Korea
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 11:53:11 am »
Anyone know where to get "special masks"? The 7/11's carry the cheap cotton kind, but I want a professional high-grade surgical mask or some sh@# like that where nothing is coming through. I don't care how much it costs.
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Re: White Dust instead of Yellow Dust this year in Korea
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 12:04:08 pm »
Yeah, I definitely need to get one of those hardcore masks too. I am extremely sensitive to air quality and my sinuses go through hell during spring already (with all the pollen and crap).


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Re: White Dust instead of Yellow Dust this year in Korea
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 12:21:55 pm »
i've bought a "proper" hwang-sa mask from daiso before. it indicated, on the packet, that it was for the dust.
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Re: White Dust instead of Yellow Dust this year in Korea
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012, 12:22:34 pm »
what is a daiso?
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Re: White Dust instead of Yellow Dust this year in Korea
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2012, 12:37:38 pm »
Daiso is kind of like a walgreens / dollar store


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Re: White Dust instead of Yellow Dust this year in Korea
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2012, 01:38:03 pm »
OK, those only sell the cotton masks in my area. Where can I get that high-level surgical mask?
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Re: White Dust instead of Yellow Dust this year in Korea
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2012, 03:11:30 pm »
OK, those only sell the cotton masks in my area. Where can I get that high-level surgical mask?


My teacher said you can definitely get the proper one at a pharmacy. They work much better than the cotton ones. It will explain on the package how much it filters. Also, I was told to make sure you use a new one every day.

Can anyone provide a good link about white dust and Korea? I did a quick Google search but it didn't turn up any great information.


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Re: White Dust instead of Yellow Dust this year in Korea
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2012, 03:18:03 pm »
Yes, please. White dust link.
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Re: White Dust instead of Yellow Dust this year in Korea
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012, 01:30:53 pm »
I've been sick for nearly 2 weeks now and it's coincided with the arrival of the dust. Has anyone had lasting sickness/general health issues as a result of the dust? I'm pretty sure mine is not caused by the yellow dust, but that it's contributing to my absolute inability to get over the sickness. Any suggestions/experience would be helpful! Are masks enough??


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Re: White Dust instead of Yellow Dust this year in Korea
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2012, 03:20:56 pm »
My throat's been bugging me for about two weeks due to the dust. But I refuse to wear one of those stupid masks.


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Re: White Dust instead of Yellow Dust this year in Korea
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012, 01:39:42 pm »
This morning, TBS Efm was talking to a doctor from a Seoul International clinic about yellow dust. He said the best masks were available at the pharmacy and were called N29, N41 and ___ (there was one more but I didn't have time to write it down). He said these masks filter about 99% of the air.


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Re: White Dust instead of Yellow Dust this year in Korea
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2012, 03:27:54 pm »
My throat's been bugging me for about two weeks due to the dust. But I refuse to wear one of those stupid masks.

That was my stance last year.  I got increased post-nasal drip as a reward for my stubbornness, which led to the worst case of bronchitis I've had.  I was sick for around 2 months.  So... this year I may break down and actually wear a mask... even if it looks and feels ridiculous.


Re: White Dust instead of Yellow Dust this year in Korea
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2012, 03:41:41 pm »
Hello,

   I heard this morning that the white dust is coming to Korea this year, rather than the yellow dust.  Either way, they say that if you particulary live in Seoul to wear a special mask...Any other ideas on how to keep this from affecting me?  The reason I ask is because I have Sinusitis, and want to know any ways of reducing my chances of getting sicker!  Thanks in Advance,

What's the difference?


Re: White Dust instead of Yellow Dust this year in Korea
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2012, 06:34:16 pm »
http://www.airkorea.or.kr/


They have no special sensors yet to measure the difference.

For us car owners, this is the stuff that gets on our cars from the rain. It's quite difficult to remove by merely dry wiping off.