Tuesday, January 10, 2012

VOG a challenge for ERs in Hawaii

Volcanic smog, or VOG, contains harmful chemicals and
particles that may affect people's health and well-being.
The volcanic gas emissions from the Big Island’s Kilauea volcano have been affecting residents in Honolulu, medical officials say.

The volcanic emissions, often known as volcanic smog or VOG, have caused crowded emergency rooms in Oahu.

People were complaining of respiratory issues, headaches and watery eyes due to thick VOG, officials say.

The ERs were more crowded than usual because two local hospitals have been closed recently due to bankruptcy.

Source: Sacramento Bee

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