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DEATH IN THE DUST by Andrea Semilia The 1930s was a time of great change--not necessarily in a good way. OUT OF THE DUST by Karen Hesse talks about one great disaster change in American history--the dust bowl. Many people died during this time from different illnesses that were caused mainly by the dust. The 1930s was a time of great sadness. Depression set in as well. Dust pneumonia was one of the main killers during that time period. Dust Pneumonia is an acute infection of the lungs, brought on by exposure to too much dust. The lungs are so filled with dust , the alveoli inflames with pain. Symptoms of dust pneumonia include high fever, pain in the chest, difficulty in breathing, and coughing. It was very difficult to cure, and as a result, many people died. It did not just affect people though, it affected animals and plants as well. Animals were found dead on the ground because of over exposure to dust. Plants
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would be so covered in dust they would eventually die. Nothing in that whole area surrounding Oklahoma was going well.
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