Communities downwind from Kilauea Volcano’s active vents frequently experience vog as a visible haze or sulfurous smell or taste. People exposed to vog report a variety of symptoms, such as eye irritation, coughing, wheezing, sore throats and headaches.
Source: New informational products about the health hazards of vog now available | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/community/new-information-products-about-health-hazards-vog-now-available).
Accessed on 21 August 2016, 22:00 hrs, UTC.
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Hawaii Island communities near the Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Island are frequent victims of vog and haze created by the volcano–something that has continued since Kilauea started in current eruptive phase in 1983.
New volcanic hazard informational products developed by USGS, HVO, Durham University in the UK, state health officials, and the Hawaii Civil Defense Agency are now available to mitigate some of the worst effects of vog.
The new products offer advice on vog protection, maintaining hydration levels,and vog/air pollution data. The new, mobile friendly vog dashboard is hosted by the International Volcanic Health Hazard Network, which serves as “a clearinghouse for information about the health impacts of volcanic eruptions.”
For updated information about Kilauea’s ongoing eruption, check out the HVO website or compare notes with others on the Vog Talk Facebook network.
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