Well, the reduction in the trade winds has created a swirling eddy of volcanic emission to sweep over the islands, especially at night. We have noticed increased effects in many ways. Strangely, different concentrations of vog affect people very differently. In addition, there is a lot of variation in HOW the vog makes one feel. I have noticed that the more chronically or deeply ill a person is, especially with hormonal or adrenal issues, the 'deeper' the vog seems to 'go' in the body. One person may just get watery eyes from an exposure that gives the next person (a menopausal female, for example) stomach cramps and exhaustion. Overall, though, vog exposure seems to create a listless irritable brain fog and low energy.
It s VERY helpful to the body to get a good break from the vog. Overnight 'breaks' are very very helpful. Air conditioning helps remove about 60% of the particles from the room (this is an estimate). That is nice if it is hot enough out for the AC to work. Also AC is expensive to run. So what to do? Commercial HEPA filters are NOT very helpful because the vog (H2S and H2SO4) particles are too small and go through those filters. But help is on the way!
We at Vitality Clinic have worked with an engineer to come up with an affordable bedroom air filter that removes these tiny toxins (as well as other air impurities). We are allowing our patients and friends to sign up to place a deposit on one of these filters at the 'at cost' price of the materials so that we can get enough together to make a bulk purchase of these materials. Once we have the making of them streamlined we will offer them for sale to our patients. The 'hold' deposit for one of these amazing filters is only $300. If you or anyone you know would like to be the first to get one of these just give us a call at 808-965-2233.