View Full Version : Swimming in the dust

September 24th, 2009, 12:49 AM

The photo that accompanies the article is the North Sydney Olympic Pool. I wonder if the water turned muddy as the day (and the dust storm) progressed? How would the dust affect pool filters and swimmers' lungs?

September 24th, 2009, 04:39 AM
After all, the air pollution levels were the highest on record. Climate scientists said that particles per cubic metre of air was 10 micrograms on a normal day, 500 when there's a bushfire and yesterday it rocketed to 15,400 micrograms.

September 24th, 2009, 10:09 AM
It's terribly funny (but sad) how the reporter turns a dust storm into a man-made climate change problem.

Filters will trap solids, they will probably just have to change it earlier and monitor more closely.

For the lungs, if your not a smoker your body produces slime so you can expell any forign solid particles that find their way in

September 24th, 2009, 07:08 PM
Setting aside the dust storm, man is that a cool pool location or what!