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Joined: 6/29/2009
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Not really sure what you are getting at.

It's been recognized for a very long time, that if you smell something unpleasant, that you are more likely to get sick. It's long been true that being DOWNWIND of "bad stuff," including factory puffings, and the expurgations of poor folks, is not attractive to the rich, hence they locate themselves on high ground, away from flooding, away from nasty smells, and away from riff raff.

There's nothing at all mysterious about it.

The fact that it's become possible to live lower down AND have the advantages of technologically established good health and nice smells, has resulted in some areas which were once considered only for the downtrodden, to become the in place for the well to do. That's not a result of a shift in what's actually secretly good for us, it's the simple result of a modern bunch of rich people, realizing that they could get even richer, by buying up the po' folks places cheap, rip down the hovels, and replace them with ritzy stuff, and wrap it in a fancy name, and make it a gated community. It's the lure of money, not of natural good health, which drives that shift.
Joined: 5/25/2011
Msg: 5
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Posted: 8/15/2012 4:13:40 PM
Unfortunately most people are chained to their location because of poverty and opportunity elsewhere.

The lure of money does not translate to community compassion.
So, what was once an idyllic but lower income area... soon becomes a ghetto due to the purposeful mismanagement of property, condemned, sold at a bargain price, bulldozed and the rich move in . . . the poor...pushed aside.
Nothing new.

If it is manmade industrial pollution... it doesn't stop if the money made outweighs the money of those affected.

If it is natural.... the poor have nowhere to go and the rich steer clear.

Milder weather, a good amount of wind, elevation, no industry.... good for your health ... but can you afford to live there?
Joined: 5/25/2011
Msg: 7
Can One's Locale Be Salubrious Or Insalubrious?
Posted: 8/15/2012 5:07:59 PM
But there may be more to this than meets the eye
Should we be analysing the electrical properties of the local air, or the magnetic ones of the ground there?

Sure, of course we should...
. . . but who would do it?
Remember, the government is owned by the corporations.
The corporations make billions with the industry that pollutes the air with magnetic waves, cellular microwave radiation and so on.
Just like the big mining companies, smelters and whatever other corporation that pollutes.... they discard the pollution into the earth, water and air . . . then state that there is no evidence that they harm the environment or humans AND attack anyone that attempts to get a study going.

I wonder how being tossed to the side and forced onto reservations affects the health of humans?
No homage to that holocaust eh?
Joined: 7/2/2012
Msg: 8
Can One's Locale Be Salubrious Or Insalubrious?
Posted: 8/17/2012 1:11:27 AM
Just on the last post, I was reminded of something a friend once told me. He grew up in Africa, and probably according to the discussion, he said "Where I grew up, people didn't live as long, but they where mainly healthy their whole lives through. Here (We were in New Brunswick Canada) people live longer, but they are sick their whole lives through".

I am also reminded of a Vietnamese guy who told me he had never heard of Cancer before moving to Canada.
Joined: 5/1/2011
Msg: 9
Can One's Locale Be Salubrious Or Insalubrious?
Posted: 9/16/2012 10:41:08 PM
Not just weather factors but also population/congestion, infrastructure and conveniences factor in, as well as community demeanor (hostile or friendly/inconsiderate or considerate).
Congestion and poor infrastructure can lead to more stress, which in turn lowers immunity and puts a strain on your heart and mental health. Conveniences make life less stressful and more enjoyable thus healthier with healthier choices as well. Safer communities are also less stressful then dangerous or high crime ones thus also affecting our well being.
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