Tag Archives: Volcano

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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Volcanic ‘plumerang’ could impact human health 

A new study has found a previously undetected potential health risk from the high concentration of small particles found in a boomerang-like return of a volcanic plume. A team of scientists, led by Dr Evgenia Ilyinskaya at the University of … Continue reading

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Volcano emissions linked to increases in asthma attacks

A new study from the active volcano Kīlauea, which is on the big island of Hawaii, reports that people — especially children — with asthma are at greater risk of having serious asthma attacks if they live in a community … Continue reading

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Air pollution from Icelandic volcanoes

In September 2014, a huge volcanic eruption in Iceland emitted up to nine times as much sulphur dioxide per day as all European industry combined. Anja Schmidt and Claire Witham explore what this did to air quality across Europe. In … Continue reading

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