Wow... and I thought my jokes were in poor taste!
thank you, thank you
I would think that it's a cumulative effect. You can stand on the relative edge of the Haze and, over time, the exposure to fewer particulates would eventually have an effect, whereas being deeper in Ground Zero--where you are exposed to a greater concentration of the particulates would have affect you in a much shorter time.
Saul mentions a headache when Victor asks if he's alright during their venture into GZ.
Seems the effects of GZ may also be dependent on the individual. Burt's summary of GZ Syndrome , according to Victor and Pegs, starts with Nausea, progressing into something 'welling up' in the throat making it hard to breath. The asphyxia doesn't feel to be due to the air.
Call Sign: Jive Turkey
Ladies and Gentlemen, straight from Mysterical Island, it's the Shaman of Schiznick, the Mofo with the Mojo, the Mad Scientist of the Jungle, the Doctor is in!
Doctor? Doctor who?
NO! Witch Doctor, fool!
tanya said that they tried the strong antibiotics on a turner and it slowed the process, but didn't stop it.