Just under a week ago, a warehouse not far from my home caught fire in the early hours of the morning. I was watching a film at the time when I suddenly heard a loud bang, followed by a another series of loud bangs. It sounded like the 4th July! My OH came downstairs and said it sounded like an explosion in a fireworks factory. I briefly contemplated going to investigate but I heard sirens so left it in the hands of the blues and twos. When I looked out of the window there was a huge plume of black smoke coming from behind the prison. I saw on FB the next day that it was a recycling plant that had caught fire. 2 days later I went back to work and felt really lethargic all day and couldn't concentrate. I almost drove through a red light (mentioned in earlier post). As the week went on, I began to have problems with my breathing. I feel like I have been sitting next to an ashtray. My lungs feel like they are not getting enough air and slightly scorched as though I have been smoking 40 a day but I don't smoke. I went up to the farm yesterday and was out of breath very quickly. In fact the farmer's wife came to look for me in the tack room cos she thought I had collapsed. She said I looked gray. As i was there for a couple of hours, watching the lambs and feeding Jerry I started to feel a little better but on my return home, my chest felt cloggy again and I have had a racking cough. I have a doctor's appointment on Wednesday and am a little worried that my lungs have been damaged by the smoke/chemicals. This is more noticable after leaving the area then returning. The said they chemicals weren't toxic but the fish in the river behind the plant have died and lots of residents are experiencing similar symptoms. It's very worrying
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