From Iceland — Toxic Vog Hits Höfn in Hornafjörður

Toxic Vog Hits Höfn in Hornafjörður

Published December 5, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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A toxic vog from the Holuhraun eruption has rolled over Höfn in Hornafjörður in south-eastern Iceland, reports RÚV.

The amount of SO2 in the air in Höfn was measured at 925 µg/m3 just before midnight last night.

Once SO2 pollution rises over 600 µg/m3, people are advised to stay in their homes and avoid going outside. Anyone with sensitive lungs at risk experiencing symptoms of SO2 poisoning who is traveling through Iceland right now should pay added attention to how the SO2 numbers develop on Iceland’s Environment Agency’s website.


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