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What is Vog? Hazardous pollutant seen spewing out from Hawaii’s volcano other than lava

It has been more than three weeks that the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island is hotting out lava, ash in the sky. The ash cloud can be seen from miles away. However, along with the molten rock and deadly … Continue reading

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Kilauea Eruptions Creating Harmful Breathing Conditions and Skin/Eye Irritation

On Sunday, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) issued a new Kilauea volcano air quality warning about laze. But if you don’t know what laze is – or vog – you’re not a resident of Hawaii’s Big Island. Laze Appearing on … Continue reading

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Hawaii’s silent danger: Volcanic smog, otherwise known as ‘vog’

The recent eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea has generated apocalyptic scenes of bright red lava exploding hundreds of feet into the sky and burning buildings consumed by the molten rock. But there’s another danger, silent and often unseen, that has been with Hawaiian residents … Continue reading

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Hawaii Vog Makes For Incredible Skylines And Horrible Air Quality

Hawaii has a love-hate relationship with “vog.” On one hand, vog (or volcanic smog) is basically harmful volcanic air pollution. As Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island oozes lava, it emits sulfur dioxide that reacts with sunlight, oxygen, dust particles … Continue reading

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The 10 Most Air-Polluted Cities in the U.S.

The World Health Organization has ranked cities around the world on their amount of particulate pollution in the air. Here’s the dirtiest of the dirty in the U.S. via 10. Pittsburgh/San Diego – The 10 Most Air-Polluted Cities in the … Continue reading

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Hawaiian paradise suffers scary form of air pollution: volcanic smog

Thinking about escaping from the smoggy city by heading to the island paradise of Hawaii? You might want to reconsider. They can get something just as bad or worse — volcanic smog (or ‘vog’). If you live in, or nearby, … Continue reading

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