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Morten S. Riishus

Volcanic ‘plumerang’ could impact human health

12 Jun 2017, Univ of Leeds

A new study has found a previously undetected potential health risk from the high concentration of small particles found in the boomerang-like return of a volcanic plume. These particles are so small they can penetrate deep into the lungs, potentially causing serious health problems such as exacerbating asthma attacks.


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