Since the digging began on Thursday 24 January 2019 the Purple Air monitors established by residents, and the Coalition, have been telling a story that may have severe consequences, that the Medical community may not prepared to handle. People are getting sick and to date we are aware of at least 5 children and 2 adults in the 72714 zip code have been diagnosed with chemical pneumonia or are being treated for those symptoms and waiting on results.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms please make an appointment with your medical provider and reference the dump and the particulate screen shots. Your provider needs to be made aware of the unhealthy air conditions in Bella Vista and were you are in proximity to the dump.
allergy like symptoms
tightness of chest
problems catching breath
flu-like symptoms that come and go
Skin symptoms such as rashes or burns
The purple air monitor screen shots from last night show high levels of particulate.
The 782 means that fine particulate matter is off the charts. The chart only goes to 500. Many agencies use Purple Air monitors, as a real time resource.
These monitors are used all over the globe, any city or state representative trying to discredit these systems is disingenuous at best.
Please seek MEDICAL GUIDANCE and request that your medical information be sent to the Arkansas Department of health (ADH). ADH is the most effective collection point to determine outbreaks and initiate an effective medical response.
At this point it is better to be safe than sorry.
Minimize your exposure by following these simple steps.
Limit your outside activity,
check the purpleair sensor status
use windy.com before going outside to see what direction the wind moving from the fire.
You are in our thoughts and prayers,
-Stop the Smoke Coalition