Going to Burning Man? Don’t Forget to Pack a Mask, says the New York Times.
When tens of thousands of people descend on Nevada’s Black Rock Desert in August for Burning Man, they should expect dust. A windstorm could sweep through the site at any moment, swirling the highly alkaline playa sand into clouds, and shrouding the festival’s temporary city and its attendants under its cloak. It’s best to come prepared.
It’s best to come prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse, too. Here are some wardrobe choices fit for The Burning Man or World War Z.
Athletes. Heed this good advice from the NY Times, “Keep Your Mouth Closed: Aquatic Olympians Face a Toxic Stew in Rio“.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Health experts in Brazil have a word of advice for the Olympic marathon swimmers, sailors and windsurfers competing in Rio de Janeiro’s picture-postcard waters next month: Keep your mouth closed.
Despite the government’s promises seven years ago to stem the waste that fouls Rio’s expansive Guanabara Bay and the city’s fabled ocean beaches, officials acknowledge that their efforts to treat raw sewage and scoop up household garbage have fallen far short.
In fact, environmentalists and scientists say Rio’s waters are much more contaminated than previously thought.
Recent tests by government and independent scientists revealed a veritable petri dish of pathogens in many of the city’s waters, from rotaviruses that can cause diarrhea and vomiting to drug-resistant “superbacteria” that can be fatal to people with weakened immune systems.
We thought that reprising some of our favorite “CDC Chic” images might be fun viewing as you make your travel arrangements to Rio de Janeiro. The 2016 “Zika and Poop” Olympics is waiting. Don’t drink the water, eat the food, go outside, God-forbid go near Guanabara Bay, breath the air…..
View our favorite CDC Chic apparel items and accessories.