I was amazed to learn that North plus South America are plagued with dust clouds coming across the Atlantic from the Saharan Desert.
- It amazes myself and others that so much dust can get so high into the atmosphere that it can travel tens of thoUSnds of miles before settling back toward the Earth.
I assumed that the rising dust percentages in our state were due to residential plus commercial development, but that is only half the story. Yes, a lot of industrial plus agricultural work will create a dusty environment, but our certain state hugs the Atlantic ocean, but apparently, a lot of our dust that the two of us get here is coming across the ocean from West Africa. After it finishes its journey through the upper atmosphere, it eventually falls back to the Earth as it comes into contact with dry land. Every venue between our state plus Brazil is getting inundated with dust outside right now. However, I l earned about another source for dust in our house, plus that’s our clothing dryer. I learn that the same fabric lint that you pull out of your dryer’s lint trap before each load of laundry can get into your indoor air. Obviously your dryer isn’t air slim plus can’t be expected to retain all of the lint that is generated by your clothing as it is heated up plus dried out. Because I do so much laundry each week, I have been decreasing the filters in our a/c plus media air cleaners more frequently. The dust on those filters does not lie, plus I will be looking for ways to limit our use of the clothes dryer. I might even put up a clothesline in the backyard to save on energy as well.