For Some Residents In Midland, Taking A Hot Shower Causes Sneezing And Other Reactions To The City’s Water

“You do have the burning of the eyes. Then, you know, some people say they’re coughing. Some people say it’s hard to breathe.”

By Mitch BordenApril 4, 2019 9:30 am, ,

From Marfa Public Radio:

Not to overshare, but a hot shower is one of my favorite things in the world. The warm water. getting clean. You know, it’s all great.

But when I moved to Midland though, something strange started happening —I couldn’t stop sneezing in the shower. I had no idea why and, I gotta say, being naked, soaking wet and snotty is really demoralizing.

At first, I thought I was sick. But I wasn’t and I continued to sneeze. To see if this was happening to anyone else, I started asking around. Specifically, I approached strangers in a Walmart parking lot with my microphone and asked if they were sneezing in the shower.

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