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Just wondering, if we follow someone else and there's lots of dust that you inhale, is it bad for you, can it cause some trouble in the longrun if you do a lot of riding in groups. I just got a email from one of my buddy that was talking about silica dust, saying that it was what we were inhaling while riding, although I highly doubt it, it made me wonder as to if it was bad for you....
 

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Racing in the desert I've inhaled gallons of dust, sometimes it takes a few days to come out but so far have had no long term health issues. Isn't silica just sand.......

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well it depends is it radioactive dust lol jk

all I get from it is sinus problems but that usually clears up in a few days

but silica dust can cause lung problems like silicosis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicosis
 

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you just breath thru your nose, it's why there are hairs there, to filter out the junk. Then when you are all done, find the really hott attractive gal at the car wash/gas station/ wherever, and strike up a conversation with her, and in the middle of it do the old farmer's blow. :) I've never had a problem besides afterwards for a day or two having my snot and bugers (sp) coming out brown/black.
 

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Inhaling the PA coal dust isn't good for you but it isn't like we do it everyday for 10 hours a day like the miners used too. I'm not concerned about it especially if I'm in front....SNOWDOG..LEADER OF THE PACK WOOO WOOOOOOOOWOOO
 

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I have a feeling I'm gonna be eatin alot of dust at Hatfield McCoy later this month! I'll let you know if I have any health problems arise!
 

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Dust & dirt = life, if you baby yourself too much then your immune system will get so weak then you won't be able to fight off a real illness/infection.
 

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True, but still after like a 5-6 hour ride inhaling dust it can't be really good for you, especially if its on a 3 day ride.
 

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haha who you riding with???
:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:


I'm by myself (in my own mind) so I'm always in the front!

I wish I could show you Sunday but my boy turns 2!

Funny, Al always has me lead the group when we go riding, not Mike!

You better watch it or I'll get mad at you again like the last time I was mad at you and I didn't even know about it! :birds:
 

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I'm a firm believer that anything in moderation is ok, Dust included lol. I would personally just use a bit of common sense and judge if you need nothing at all, a simple face wrap or an actual dust mask. If your teeth get gritty I'd personally use something to cover my nose and mouth.
 

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I'm a firm believer that anything in moderation is ok, Dust included lol. I would personally just use a bit of common sense and judge if you need nothing at all, a simple face wrap or an actual dust mask. If your teeth get gritty I'd personally use something to cover my nose and mouth.
I usually chew gum, so I don't notice if the teeth get gritty, that is until I bite down really hard and it feels like I'm going to chip a tooth.
 

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The following description of Valley Fever takes the dust issue to entirely new level. Here in the Mojave Desert these fungal spores are in some areas and not in others. In the past years I have had two friends die from undiagnosed Valley Fever. Not to be trifled with.

Valley fever is a fungal infection caused by coccidioides (kok-sid-ee-OI-deze) organisms. It can cause fever, chest pain and coughing, among other signs and symptoms.
The coccidioides species of fungi that cause valley fever are commonly found in the soil in certain areas. These fungi can be stirred into the air by anything that disrupts the soil, such as farming, construction and wind. The fungi can then be breathed into the lungs and cause valley fever, also known as acute coccidioidomycosis (kok-sid-e-oi-doh-mi-KOH-sis).
Mild cases of valley fever usually go away on their own. In more severe cases of valley fever, doctors prescribe antifungal medications that can treat the underlying infection.

Not meaning to scare anyone, however information is always a good thing. It is my understanding that some Native Americans died from this infection many years ago.
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