Red Tide Respiratory Questionnaire
In response to the recent, prolonged Red Tide Event, the Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS) and researchers at UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography are collaborating with the Surfrider Foundation to collect community anecdotal information/data for inclusion in future publications and bulletins on potential respiratory symptoms experienced after being exposed to the dinoflagellate bloom.
Please help us by answering this short questionnaire (12 questions).
1. Did you visit the beach or coastline during the recent Red Tide event in Southern California that occurred between March 30, 2020 and May 31, 2020?
2. When and where were you exposed to the algal bloom? Please provide the date and location or if you cant recall please list the number of times you frequented the beach between March 30, 2020 and May 31, 2020 (i.e. 1 time, 2-3 times, 3-5, more than 5).
3. Did you physically see evidence of an algal bloom in the water (e.g. red/brown coloring along the surface during the day, bioluminescence at night)?
4. What activity were you performing when you were exposed to the bloom? Select all that apply.
Stand-up Paddle Boarding
Walking/running in shallow water
Walking/running on sandy beach
5. Did you experience any respiratory symptoms after being exposed to the red tide event in Southern California that occurred between March 30, 2020 and May 30, 2020? Respiratory symptoms may include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath cough
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