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Old September 17th, 2008, 12:27 AM
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On the plus side, the vog plus a full moon reflected over the ocean makes for a beautiful blue night.
Ahhhhh, a pro-vog comment. It can look kind or cool and fuzzy.

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Old September 17th, 2008, 12:35 AM
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You would be the one to be pro-vog.
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Old October 16th, 2008, 05:16 AM
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http://www.starbulletin.com/news/200...s_growers.html

The vog report is out, but it did not mention: "A little bit of good news didn't even get into the report. Chemist Don Thomas at the university Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes told the Star-Bulletin by the time the vog gets to Kona, its sulfuric acid has been changed to ammonium sulfate, a salt that is "considerably less dangerous" to people."
Whew, here on Oahu we are probably even "safer" than Kona is! Ammonium sulfate sounds less threatening than sulfuric acid ... I guess.
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Old October 16th, 2008, 10:10 PM
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we were on the big island yesterday for a home inspection and i guess the vog was already starting to dissipate (spelling) in puna. however, in the air it was everywhere across the island chain.
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Old October 17th, 2008, 03:33 AM
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"Vog" is such a nice, short, sort of ..... non-threatening word. Why don't they call it what it is ..... sulfuric acid, or ammonium sulfate.

"High concentrations of sulfuric acid have resulted in a warning today for children to refrain from outside activities".

But, that probably would not be good for resident's peace of mind, or for tourism, perhaps that is why there is the sort of lighthearted name "vog". Fog, vog, both are pretty benign sounding.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 07:21 PM
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I came to visit in May when the vog was here, and then just moved here last Sat. I always seem to come over right as it blows in! But...no more cottonwood or ragweed! (At least, not in the extremes that it used to grow back in Texas)

And the Neti Pot thing works quite nicely. It's a little uncomfortable at first, but you get used to it, and my sinus headaches have almost disappeared after using it for less than two weeks.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 12:19 AM
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Today's vog invasion seems the voggiest ever. We've always had vog, but am I imagining things or does it seem that the vog has been getting worse the last couple of years?
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Old October 29th, 2008, 12:42 AM
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My eyes itch. My head hurts. I have a little pesky cough. I didn't see the sun all day.

Yup, must be vog!
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Old October 29th, 2008, 12:49 AM
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Today's vog invasion seems the voggiest ever. We've always had vog, but am I imagining things or does it seem that the vog has been getting worse the last couple of years?
I had the news on earlier and it was reported that today was the voggiest day since...<phone rang...sorry>!
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Old October 29th, 2008, 11:33 AM
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Old October 29th, 2008, 11:50 AM
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And for the bored...
The environment in those photos looks more like Bangkok than Honolulu...

It seemed worse at sea level than up in central Oahu.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 04:25 PM
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I woke up yesterday morning and thought I was in mainland China! Anyway, my sinuses remained clear (surprisingly), but my vocal chords were kinda thick and dry. Couldn't sing very well. Come to think of it, that's not unusual either.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 08:10 PM
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we were on the big island yesterday for a home inspection and i guess the vog was already starting to dissipate (spelling) in puna. however, in the air it was everywhere across the island chain.
Down where I live (lower Puna near the ocean) we don't get the VOG as bad as the rest of the Big Island simply because the ocean breeze pushes it away from us. But four miles up the road and it's pretty bad (along the Pahoa Highway). That seems to be one of the few sanctuaries from the effects of the VOG here.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 02:02 AM
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I knew this was the start of the rainy season and I thought this is what it was going to be like the whole time. Then we had the gloriously clear weekend, and I realized how beautiful my new home really is. Now it's sucky-looking again. Any news on how long this is supposed to last, or does the vog just come and go as it pleases?
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Old November 5th, 2008, 02:29 AM
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Guess we must be patient. Auntie Pele will do what she does for reasons her own.

Best to be tolerant, not only did she make us these beautiful islands to live on,she is hard at work making another one, for our descendents.
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Does any tea help for an irritated throat caused by the vog?
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Old December 8th, 2012, 05:24 AM
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It was recommended to me a product called "Vog Relief" by Balance and Harmony. There are places on Oahu and neighbor islands that sell it. Check out their website for info. I've used it, and can't really say that it helped ... but maybe if I'd NOT used it, my vog-reactions would have been even worse. It was recommended to me by a pharmacist, who highly touted its benefits.
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