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Volcanic Smog Blankets Hawaii in Toxic Gas

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posted on May, 5 2008 @ 06:36 PM
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Volcanic Smog Blankets Hawaii in Toxic Gas


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Residents of this volcanic island are used to toxic gas. But this haze is so bad that farmers are thinking about growing different crops, and many people are worrying about their health.

Kilauea on the Big Island has been erupting continuously since 1983. But in mid-March, a new vent formed at the summit, giving Kilauea two large sulfur dioxide outlets instead of one.

Exceptionally thick gray-white vog has hovered over parts of the Big Island for weeks, particularly those areas downwind...
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posted on May, 5 2008 @ 06:36 PM
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There's trouble in paradise.

This latest vent to open is particularly troublesome because it is further inland from the other one, allowing the sulfur dioxide to drift over farmland and into densely populated areas, instead of blowing harmlessly out to sea. The "vog" can cause asthma and other upper respiratory problems. When combined with water vapor, the sulfur dioxide becomes highly corrosive acid rain.

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