Trending Now In Our Place: Face Mask

Dust is comparable to smoke bad for the health.
@cacay1 (31822)
Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
February 4, 2016 7:20am CST
This has not been observed in the past most people wearing face mask.I follow the trend.Our place is super dusty because of the road widening,worst is, they damaged the roads despite not damaged. I was told by a friend that our coming election here is the cause of road widening because when there is road widening, there is budget, so when there is budget, there is some millions to set aside making the road sick and people miserable. Face masks here are also getting weird for the sellers , the pharmacy, no longer sell by box or whole sale but retail.Per box before was only :165 pesos with 100 contents , but this time all in retail at 5 pesos each, just count the total cost almost triple. I bought 6 washable and colored face masks to save.Do you also have road widening in your country? Thanks for reading, Photo Credit: Facebook
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@Bluedoll (16175)
• Canada
4 Feb 16
I get fed up with construction when they don't clean up after themselves. They leave piles of dirt and then if it is to be cleaned up if it drys out they should wet it down before removing to keep the dust down. Speeds should be reduced too. When I was living in the countryside dirt roads were common and farmers can create a lot dust. They just blow it out their nose which can be kind of gross to watch.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Feb 16
@Bluedoll, Oh my goodness, what a worst impact of a road widening.Thanks for sharing.This kind of problem seems universal.
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@Bluedoll (16175)
• Canada
4 Feb 16
@cacay1 I find the worst road work is when they have to change pipes underground. It takes forever. If they have to pave only it takes a while but they advance day by day. Pipe work is so complicated for them I guess.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Feb 16
@Bluedoll The issue here is road widening and no more space to widen.They are just making people's money to waste,but at least their pocket is full.
• Lakewood, Colorado
4 Feb 16
This is very sad that one has to wear a mask in your place Erly. I would hate it. Stay safe my friend.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Feb 16
@TiarasOceanView, That is true my dear, many are wearing a face mask here this time. We cannot anymore suffice the dust that gets onto our mouth and nose.How are you now and your son? Take care too,.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
5 Feb 16
@cacay1 I am so sorry you have to wear it Erly. We are trying to find new doc.
@TRBRocks420 (58924)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Feb 16
I have never were a face mask no, but I am sure the pollution is worse than I might be aware of.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Feb 16
@TRBRocks, Actually ,this is the first time that I wear mask.I can no longer bear the dust that wants to enter my mouth.Thanks friend for your thought.
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@TRBRocks420 (58924)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Feb 16
@cacay1 I don't blame you. I don't like it either.
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@Bluedoll (16175)
• Canada
4 Feb 16
@cacay1 Then you wouldn't like my coffee table. I'm joking. but sometimes in house dust can be annoying.
@celticeagle (113041)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Feb 16
Face masks are great. We had to use them when cleaning out my mom's garage after she passed. We do have some construction and highway upgrades around here.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Feb 16
@celticeagle, At least for our body protection against bad sicknesses.
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@celticeagle (113041)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Feb 16
@cacay1 ....We need to be careful.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Feb 16
@celticeagle , That is so true. We need to listen to our body.
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@TheHorse (50129)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Feb 16
I see people wearing them here on rare occasions. I always wonder why.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Feb 16
@The Horse, It is also advisable to wear face mask when there is an outbreak of a deadly disease like SARS before, Ebola Virus, now Zika Virus, but Z virus does not require a face mask but mosquito repellent and cleanliness.
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@TheHorse (50129)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Feb 16
@cacay1 Exactly. And I hear it's not deadly. Is it dangerous for unborn babies if mom gets it? I'm forgetting what the report on the radio said.
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@mommaj (22768)
• United States
5 Feb 16
@TheHorse I think it causes birth defects. It has now spread to Florida. All these diseases keep moving in. They thought only mosquitoes carried and now they found it can be transmitted through, er um contact of a specific nature.
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
4 Feb 16
Oh yes all summer no matter what road we were on or what State I was in there was road construction and dirt and dust flying all around.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Feb 16
Don't people wear mask then?
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@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
6 Feb 16
@cacay1 Only the road workers wear masks.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Feb 16
@Marcyaz Oh, yes, so important for their health safety.
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@SIMPLYD (73970)
• Philippines
9 Feb 16
It is really better to be protected by a mask if we know that the road ahead will be so dusty .
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Feb 16
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@SIMPLYD (73970)
• Philippines
9 Feb 16
@cacay1 We has that many months ago here also . But thankfully , they're already done now .
@LadyDuck (113453)
• Switzerland
5 Feb 16
We had a road work last year and it lasted many months, now everything is quiet again. The dust is dangerous, I am sorry you have to wear masks.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Feb 16
@LadyDuck,,That is true, dust is dangerous. If I don't wear a face mask, my nose suffers a painful sore inside of it.It is my doctor's advise as best medicine to stop sore inside part of my nose.
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@sofssu (14748)
5 Feb 16
I guess politicians try everything in their book to ensure that they get back into power.. What a waste of financial and human resources to relay a road that is perfectly fine.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Feb 16
@sofssu, You are right we are wondering here why the politicians make a road widening when the area cannot anymore be widened.They are just trying to show they have done something without knowing people understood their purpose.Thanks .
@MALUSE (30222)
• Denmark
4 Feb 16
I've yet to see a German with a face mask. We know them only from photos of Asian cities.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Feb 16
@M.-L., Oh, I see at least you saw in picture, here numerous.
@Shavkat (43852)
• Philippines
4 Feb 16
In my city, we don't experience it. I think the widening of roads are evident in the provinces. I had seen some of the widening of the road when I had traveled going to Manila.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Feb 16
@Shavkat, Good for you.Ours here until this day and year, they are still manipulating the undamaged roads.
@jaboUK (49067)
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 16
There are always roadworks going on somewhere in England, but I don't get close enough to need a mask.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Feb 16
@jaboUK, Maybe not so dusty for your climate there is always having moisture, so dust easily be converted to liquid.
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