MOODY, Alabama (WBRC) – Air quality is a major issue with the St. Clair County landfill fire.
Michael Holman has lived in Moody all his life and says the fire is exacerbating his pre-existing health problems. It has disrupted his daily activities and he is considering moving.
Holman’s home was about three miles from the fire and he began noticing changes in his health, including trouble breathing and a rash. He is a quadriplegic and enjoys the outdoors. However, as the fire continues, he fears how it will affect his health.
“I have an immediate breakout,” Holman says. “I started noticing frequent erections when I was outside. And it’s scary. I’m still stuck in traffic. That’s not what I usually do. Yesterday we were all sick. When I called the EMA yesterday, they said they had more calls than ever yesterday saying people were nauseous.”
Holman suffers from respiratory problems and is discussing with doctors how fires can cause health problems.
“More time at home with an air purifier? I know I have to wear a mask more. My energy levels are down. It makes sense because you get less and more sleep.So this is a big deal.”
Experts recommend regularly monitoring the air and water quality near your home. For more information, please visit https://gaspgroup.org/.
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