Volcanoes and Health
There are about 500 active volcanoes worldwide effecting half a billion people living around them. The eruptions effect depends on how far the person lives from the volcano, the concentration of gas and the type of eruption and lava flow.

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Iceland ...

Hawaii ...

Costa Rica ...

New Zealand ...

Italy, Mt Etna ...

Guatemala ...

Mount Vesuvius ...

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      These are pictures of some volcanoes from a webcam during August 2010.  If you click on the name of the volcano you want to look at it will link you to the webcam.  If the webcam is dark and you cannot see anything then it is night time there.  Sometimes you can see the red in an active volcano at night.   The picture with only red is also from Halema'uma'u, Hawaii's webcam taken during the night  in Hawaii while it was morning on the East Coast. During the day you can often see the gases from the volcanoes' crater.
Eyafjallajoekull, Iceland
Mount Vesuvius, Italy
Mount Etna, Italy
Halema'uma'u, Hawaii
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Volcano Gases and Solids
Gases: steam (H2O) sulfur dioxide(S02), hydrogen sulphide (H2S), carbon sulphide (CS), carbon disulfide (CS2), carbon monoxide(CO), carbon dioxide(C02), fluorine (F), bromine (Br), chlorine (Cl), hydrogen chloride (HCl), Hydrogen(H2), methane (CH4), hydrogen fluoride (HF), hydrogen bromide (HBr), mercury(Hg), lead(Pb), and gold(Au).

Chemical Elements and Minerals in ash particles and lava rock samples:
silica, Chromium (Cr), Lead (Pb), Manganese (Mn), Cadmium (Cd), Strontium (Sr). Copper (Cu), Aluminum (Al), Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Zinc (Zn), Titanium (Ti), Mercury (Hg) and Iron (Fe)
VOLCANOES - Effects on Health
Respiratory -breathing ash asthma, bronchitis, emphysemaGas Plumes and AirplanesCrops, land - poisons in volcano ash    Effects in ocean - Hydrothermal Volcanoes  •  Geotourism - safe viewing  •  Destruction: Buildings, transportation,communication   Good & Bad Bacteria that live in underwater volcano soils •  Study Martian Volcanoes on Earth
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Learn three facts:
Volcano gases could be poisonous,
Cows and sheep that eat the grass where ash has fallen often get sick or die from fluorine and people breathing in the gases or ash might have breathing problems.
Volcanoes are fun to visit (geotourism) but can be dangerous.

ICELAND - Eyjafjallajokull
airplanes in Europe
gas plumes travels

    It is located on the southern part of Iceland.  It has erupted twice throughout this year and has caused many air traffic problems.  
. Read more ...

Hawaii - Kilauea
indoor air quality,
breathing silica ash particles
bronchitis, emphysema, asthma

    Kilauea is located on the southeast part of Hawaii Island, Hawaii.  In the Hawaii religion they believe that the goddess of volcanoes, Pele, lives on this volcano.. Read more ...

COSTA RICA - Arenal, Geotourism
  On almost a daily basis, red-hot rocks crash down its steep slopes and volcanic grumbles produce huge ash columns above the crater. Read more ...

New Zealand - Ruapehu
crops, livestock, vegetation

   It is the highest point in the North Island and includes three major peaks: Tahurangi (2,797 m), TeHeuheu (2,755 m) and Paretetaitonga (2,751 m). . Read more ...

ITALY - Mount Etna
Volcano Mercury - Soil, Water

  It is the largest active volcano in Europe, currently standing 3,329 metres (10,922 ft) high, though this varies with summit eruptions; the mountain is 21 m (69 ft) lower now than it was in 1981. Read more ...

Guatemala - Pacaya
Lava, Boulders,
buildings, transportation, communication, power outages

  After being dormant for a century, it erupted violently in 1965 and has been erupting continuously since then.
                   Read more ...

Italy - Mount Vesuvius
Ancient Volcanoes

    Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the destruction of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Indonesia - Krakatoa
Krakatoa, also known as Krakatow, is another still-dangerous volcanic island, located in Indonesia in the Sunda Strait.

Underwater Hydrothermal Volcanoes
Bacteria from Volcanoes
Bacteria that live near underwater can metabolize Iron, Sulfur and Methane.

Olympus Mons is the largest volcano on Mars.  Scientists study volcanoes on earth to compare to volcanoes on Mars.
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