Volcanic Ash Can Travel Over 10,000 Miles

Volcanic eruptions affect air quality in many ways. But how far away from the eruption is air quality affected? How far can volcanic ash and smoke travel? Larger Volcanic Ash Typically Does Not Travel Very Far During a volcanic eruption, the general rule of thumb is larger ash falls to … Read more

Health Effects of Volcanic Eruptions: Respiratory Diseases

Health effects of volcanic eruptions are often overshadowed by the awing spectacle of the eruption. But as we previously discussed, volcanos emit a variety of pollutants in the air and these pollutants can travel for thousands of miles! One of the major health dangers of volcanic eruptions and the emitted … Read more

How Do Volcanos Affect Air Quality?

With over 1500 active volcanos worldwide, gases and ash emitted from volcanic eruptions is an international issue. Volcanic smoke, also known as “vog”, can travel hundreds, and even thousands of miles away from a volcano and affect distant communities. So what exactly do volcanos emit? How do volcanos affect air … Read more

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