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What is Vog?

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• Respirators or wet handkerchiefs may help if vog levels are very high, but may hurt individuals with pre-existing respiratory or heart ailments, due to increased breathing resistance and, therefore, increased stress. Consult your doctor about your state of health, and consult an industrial hygienist about respirators.

References:

Big Island Vog Index. KONAWEB - An Online Resource for the Big Island & Kona, Hawaii. Retrieved March 5, 2012, from http://www.konaweb.com/vog/index.shtml#WHATTODO

Coping with vog. University of Hawaii at Hilo. Retrieved March 5, 2012, from http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/~nat_haz/volcanoes/vog.php

Health Effects of Vog. State of Hawaii. Retrieved March 4, 2012, from http://www.hawaii.gov/gov/vog/health-effects.html

Vog . State of Hawaii. Retrieved March 4, 2012, from http://www.hawaii.gov/gov/vog

Vog: A Volcanic Hazard. USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO. Retrieved March 5, 2012, from http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/1996/96_05_29.html

Reviewed March 6, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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