03:33am Thursday 17 October 2019

Health effects of volcano ash cloud

Health effects of volcano ash cloud

The previous eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull Icelandic volcano in April 2010 had no impact on public health in the UK and a study of respiratory and related symptoms reported to GPs in the UK in 2010 showed no unusual increases during the period in which the volcanic dust from Iceland was present in the atmosphere.

In view of the present dynamic weather conditions across the UK the PHA is liaising closely with health protection colleagues in England, Scotland, Wales and the Met Office in relation to the latest available scientific information on the volcanic ash.

For more information visit www.hpa.org.uk

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Contact the PHA Press Office on 028 9031 1611.

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