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Fallen volcano ash could pose health risk

Posted on Apr 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

People with lung problems advised to stay indoors as particles hit ground updated 7:37 p.m. ET, Fri., April 16, 2010 GENEVA – Europeans should try to stay indoors if ash from Iceland’s volcano starts settling, the World Health Organization warned Friday as small amounts fell in Iceland, Scotland and Norway. WHO spokesman Daniel Epstein said the microscopic ash is potentially dangerous for people when it starts to reach the Earth because inhaled particles can enter the lungs and cause respiratory problems. “We’re very concerned about it,” Epstein said....

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