Why is my voice scratchy right now?
If you have noticed your voice going scratchy this week, it may be due to the Saharan Sandstorm that arrived in the UK. The so called "Calima" can cause dryness of your vocal chords but it also is a pollutant. The very fine grains of sand carried by the wind is inhaled and can cause various health issues. It is also often accompanied by warmer wheather.
Having spent a fair amount of time in the Canary Islands over the years where Calimas are pretty common, here are a few tips I have found help protect our singing voices and our general health and avoid those scratchy thoats:
1) When you're outside