How to avoid the effects of volcanic gases - Pirac

How to avoid the effects of volcanic gases

by Mar 25, 2022

⚠️ Short-term exposure to volcanic gases may cause:

✅ Irritation of the nose, throat, eyes or skin.

✅ coughing and/or mucus production

✅ a feeling of tightness or irritation in the chest or lungs

✅ Shortness of breath, hyperventilation

✅ Headaches

✅ fatigue and/or dizziness

✅ Nausea

⚠️ People with asthma or cardiovascular disease, the elderly, pregnant women, babies and children are particularly sensitive to volcanic gases.

⚠️ Exposure to volcanic gases can aggravate existing health problems.

⚠️ The health effects of volcanic gases vary according to the nature and concentration of the gases in the atmosphere, the duration of exposure and the individual’s sensitivity.

⚠️ Very high concentrations can cause rapid loss of consciousness, pulmonary edema and even death.

⚠️ Remain vigilant and follow the recommendations of your local authorities.