Monday, April 19, 2010

Doctor:"Volcanic Dust Cloud Increases Risk of Death"

The World Health Organization issued a warning to Europeans Friday to stay indoors as ash from Iceland's volcano starts settling. Small amounts of ash have already begun to fall in Iceland, Scotland and Norway.In the midst of a volcanic eruption strong enough to halt air travel over certain parts of Europe, concern is growing about the potentially deadly health effects the ash could have on people living in the region.Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing health editor of, said he thinks it is common sense that an eruption of this magnitude could be hazardous to people’s health.

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