January 1, 2018
This poll was conducted in the Mold Avoiders Facebook group in December 2017.
The goal was to look at the extent to which the health status of participants had changed recently as winter had set in, compared to how they felt in the same locations in the summer months.
The question read:
Please mark the choice that is most true for you. Then write the name of your location in the comments. If you are moving around, then if possible, please choose a location that you have recently visited during both winter and summer months, and then answer for it. If your health status has changed since the summer months but you suspect or know that it is not due to weather effects, please mark that item and then provide details in the comments.
Of the 87 members who responded, 14 said that they could not answer the question since they were not currently living in the same location where they were living last summer.
Following is the breakdown for the other 73 respondents:
33% – I feel much worse in my current location this winter than I did during the summer months. (24 respondents)
39% – I feel somewhat worse in my current location this winter than I did during the summer months. (28 respondents)
10% – I do not feel notably better or worse in my current location this winter than I did during the summer months. (7 respondents)
15% – I feel somewhat better in my current location this winter than I did during the summer months. (11 respondents)
4% – I feel much better in my current location this winter than I did during the summer months. (3 respondents)
Following are the locations where respondents said that they were living, broken down by the responses that they gave regarding their changes in health status.
Locations where respondents stated that the following statement was true for them are marked with an asterisk (*):
My health status has changed since the summer months, but I strongly suspect or know it is due to something other than weather effects.
Feel much worse this winter:
Richmond Annex/Berkeley, CA
*Royal Oak, MI
South Haven, MI
St. George, UT
Feel somewhat worse this winter:
*Adirondack Mountains, NY
* Austin, TX
Chicago, IL (northeast suburbs)
*Fairfax County, VA
New York City, NY (suburbs)
*Royal Oak, MI
Santa Rosa, CA
Victoria, British Columbia
Not notably better or worse this winter:
Lithue, Kauai, HI
New Palestine, IN
Westchester County, NY
Somewhat better this winter:
Much better this winter:
East Dubuque, IL
A collection of additional poll results can be found on the Living Clean in a Dirty World blog.
Links on this page are in orange (no underlining).