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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
B.Ward
Semester
Summer

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Volcanic Gases  Directly responsible for ~3% of volcano-related deaths this century  Indirectly, through crop destruction, has emissions have resulted in starvation and disease, ~40% of volcano-related deaths since 1600  Health Hazards: o CO2: unconsciousness & asphyxiation at high concentrations o SO2: Inflammation and irritation of eyes & respiratory tract  Can change to sulphuric acid.. that can erode things o H2S: Irritation of eyes, throat; lung paralysis, death o HCL, HF, H2SO4: Irritation of mucus membranes, coughing, choking  Tries to monitor this at many volcanoes Laki, Iceland Thi
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