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Silica Dust Can Destroy Home Values

Silica dust can destroy more than our lungs. It can destroy our home values.

What is really important for the citizens of Temecula?

It's maybe the clean environment, affordable housing, good schools, peaceful living and fun for all? Well, if will sneak in behind us, say goodbye to all of this.

If you are a homeowner in Readhawk, Santiago Estates, Paseo del Sol, Paloma del Sol or anywhere on the 79 south corridor, be ready to say goodbye to what is left of your  equity -- if you have any -- because the prevailing westerly winds will bring you an invisible particle called silica that will cripple your lungs silently.

Just breath, and the simple function of doing so will take care of it.

Silica dust is an invisible substance originating by the blasting of rocks like granite. It will enter into your lungs and jam itself into your alveoli, and with the simple natural contractions of your lungs while breathing, it will scar the lung tissue.

To see a video about how this happens, click here.

This video will be able to explain it to you in details with the support of short videos.

Numerous physicians in Temecula gathered to show their opposition to the quarry, mostly because of the silica dust. To read about it, .

Granite Construction is appealing the decision of the Planning Commission, which .

Although the citizen of Temecula may say they won a battle, we'll still have to fight to the end until this Goliath will be completely defeated. Our legacy to posterity is to make the right decisions now.

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MATHILDA October 15, 2011 at 03:41 PM
Big Businesses who aren't regulated cause so much harm to people's health and safety. Look at Lake Elsinoe and the problems with the mining for the people in Alberhill Ranch. Castle & Cooke (the parent company of Pacific Aggregates and pacific Clay) gives City 250K donations and it seems as if they get carte blanche to do whatever they want. WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE AND THEIR HEALTH.
Tonto October 15, 2011 at 03:58 PM
No problem. The liberals care so much about your health they will make things right.
MATHILDA October 15, 2011 at 06:39 PM
Silica Dust occupies our lungs from Aggregate Mining operation and so much more.
Don October 16, 2011 at 12:24 AM
If you ever know or even see anyone with silicosis, you won't find it funny. We should all be aware that the money giant, Granite Construction could cross a few palms with silver and hey presto !! we could have a quarry in our midst. Write to our Riverside Supervisors and remind them, "We don't want a quarry". We have enough.
MATHILDA October 16, 2011 at 02:57 PM
Attend the Mining Board Mtg in Lake Elsinore November 10, 2011, to voice you support of the people in Alberhill Ranch against mining in a residential neighborhood
watchingthings October 16, 2011 at 10:42 PM
Silica dust is a myth as you know it anyway. Its in air everywhere. You dont want mines you dont want to drill. Liberals are so dumb. You have spiders in your house that can kill you too. You call them daddy long legs, there venomn is more toxic then a black widow. But there bite cant penetrate. I suggest you rid your house of all silica dust becuase the epa tells you. Have you looked into how much that costs? And then to walk outside and breath? Its a part of life. Get a volt and go 30 miles and plug in and take a good deep breath of fresh silica air. Morons you need to get smart.
MATHILDA October 17, 2011 at 04:00 PM
No more mining in residential areas. Crystalline Silica causes CANCER and people should not be exposed to it so some company and make BIG MONEY...
Don October 17, 2011 at 08:51 PM
To watching things. I refer you to my comment above
Massimo Spadazzi October 18, 2011 at 05:19 PM
We appreciate you insightful comment...although this is an additional hazardous project that we know for a fact will create more pollution and it is avoidable, period! You do not make much sense but we appreciate you watchingthings!
watchingthings October 30, 2011 at 01:15 AM
I can refer you to common sense. Are you not going to drive your car or mow your lawn? start your furnace or your a/c? plant a garden or a rose bush? Yes you are exposed to things that liberals have made dangerous everyday... Silica is a fine dust and can cause health problems. We also live next to a freeway with trucks and cars that produce health problems. I am not going to stick my face in a tail pipe or bury my head in silica sand , are you? Get real man and know the facts...
Susan October 28, 2012 at 09:54 AM
watchingthings seems to have been exposed to bad liberal things already....lol His or her common sense meter seems to be broked. Just a liberal opinion from a non libertarian.

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