Shoprite in Ramsey, NJ Previous exposure resulted in severe Reynauds Syndrome in fingers and hands, but only upon entering this store, never anywhere else. Store has been enlarged and renovated however current structure produces burning throat followed by neurological impairments which require CSM plus multiple days to clear.
FairWay Market in Paramus, NJ The entire mall this store is located in apparently has water drainage problems, the Fairway Market, especially the produce section of the store where you are supposed to enter has caused an asthma attack in my son (he does not have asthma) and has required me to follow-up with CSM to recuperate from exposure.
I lived in NJ my entire life, in Monmouth County, central Jersey on the shore. After mold exposure, we moved to the Phoenix area and I am feeling worse than EVER! Looking back, NJ wasn't so bad...
I would rate the Central Shore (Ocean Township, Long branch, Asbury park) overall a 3. I definitely think it varies depending on season and exact location. For example, I felt GREAT on warm summer days, on the beaches. The ocean breeze, sunshine, and salt water air is so therapeutic for me. The only thing that can ruin that is a smoker sitting near you or someone spraying toxic sunblock. YUCK!
So, in the late spring (after rains have passed), summer, and early fall, in great weather, this area of NJ is 4.
Early spring, late autumn, and winter, when you are trapped in the house because of rains and/or cold - 2!
I have driven through north jersey as well to visit in-laws in CT. North Jersey (esp along the turnpike) are TERRIBLE! Less than 1. Smells and fumes are disgusting. Shore area is the way to go, for sure.
Atlantic City, even though it is a shore area seems polluted to me I give it a 2 (the only reason I don't give it a 1 is it has a beach.) Too many smokers and too many tourists.
Post by Lisa Petrison on Nov 18, 2011 11:50:37 GMT -5
I found my CFS to become so much worse in NJ after I moved here from living in Newport Beach for 10 years.
For me at least, the damp, humid, moldy, heavy pollen, and polluted environment here in NJ has weakened my system so much that I grow much weaker physically each year I am here. To the point I have been basically bedridden for the last seven years.
I can't say for sure if I moved back to So. Calif. that I would be healed but I sure do believe that the dry, sunny, warm, no pollen, almost mold-free environment, along with all the very friendly, nice people there, would cause me to improve greatly.
My allergies to mold, pollen, dust, chemicals in general, etc., make my CFS so much worse and they are all so prevalent here in NJ. Also, the grumpy, in-your-face, nasty personalities that are so prevelant here in NJ and the damp, rainy weather just make my life so much more difficult.
Gotta an extra room? Wanna rent it out? I'm quiet (sleep most of the time), clean, nice, happy, a good roommate. I can't pay ya much but I can pay some each month for my rent.
I hope you feel better! Are you near the beach? I always found a short or long walk along the surf of the waves to bring up my spirits and just make me feel better. Oh I miss the waves at the beach so much! And it was so wonderful to watch the sunset as it sank into the vast ocean. Oh my. Enjoy that wonderful part of the country!
I live currently in Medford NJ . I would give Medford a 3 in Winter. Wharton State forest at Basto is my current refuge ( from Nov till March) I would rate it a five. Atsion in Wharton State forest had a huge forest fire in 2016 . Unfortunately right next to the main hiking trail but still clearer than being in my neighborhood on a rainy winter day. I would give this a 3. I felt great camping at the campground at Atsion ( away from where the fire was) last October . 5 . Wharton State forest has been very helpful for me. The campground is open all year and. There are lot cabins you can rent.