I'm in Cape Coral.
A few things I've noticed -
Strange residue in pool, not algae ( I am a freak when it comes to cleaning my pool).
I also had an experience of a strange wax like residue on my screen house, you could literally scape it off with a finger nail.
It reminded me of melted butter or lard.
When I go to the beach and in the ocean I'll get a rash that will last for 2-3 days after, my lips get really swollen almost like a bee string and
feel raw and red.
Never had this problem in Jersey, or when I first got here.
The water here has always been horrible when it comes to sulfur(when my sprinklers turn on the entire house fills up with rotten egg smell if a
windows open), but recently it has been much worse it's sucking the life out of my skin/hair.
It makes my skin really dry, ashy. and before I put any kind of conditioner and product on my hair to put the life back into it it literally feels
like my hair has been turned into straw or plastic, with that same wax like feeling the pool has.
I didn't have this problem when I first moved here. The water softener and salt worked fine.
Don't get me wrong the water here has ALWAYS been horrible I don't even give it to my pets, never thought I'd see the day I give my cats and dog
bottle water lol.
But I'm just saying there has been a difference that really could be due to anything so who knows.
I've wanted to go out an explore some of the less traveled areas around here and down in Naples/all the islands maybe rent a boat or something and get
out into the marshy areas as they are like a natural sponge and get some samples and get them tested and also look for any dead wildlife/sea life as
you'd never see this on the main public beaches, but anyone I mention this thinks I'm nuts and I'm not about to go out there alone.
I'm not a physically "well" person so I tend to attribute any physical illness to my pre-existing issues but I have noticed a strange metal taste in
mouth when outside for a long time.
I really don't know how much of an effect it's having on us humans, but I feel there has to be much more going on with the wildlife/sea life that we
are not being told.
Anyway, I hope you and your friends and family get well.
edit on 16-4-2011 by pop_science because: spelling and such