Tuesday, October 26, 2010, Mount Merapi, located in Yogyakarta special region erupted again. The eruption began to be heard at 17:02 pm. Up at 17:34 pm eruption has occurred 4 times. Hot clouds appear white, soaring into the sky. temperature of the hot cloud is estimated to reach 600 degrees Celsius. According to officials BPPTK current eruption is more powerful and have a greater potential hazard. Merapi erupted in early 2006, precisely on June 8th. The eruption of hot clouds and bursts of forcing thousands of villagers around Mount Merapi to flee to save themselves. Blast of hot clouds reached 5 km. This hot cloud most feared by the very high temperatures.
particles released by the Mount Merapi would be bad for the health of living beings. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), volcanic ash particles are inhaled into the lungs will cause problems in respiratory health. When inhaled, particles of volcanic ash of Mount Merapi erupted suburbs to reach the lungs and can cause problems – especially for people with asthma or people who have problems with breathing.
Unlike the WHO warning, there are some experts who claim that such a mountain of volcanic ash trim does not have a huge effect on public health. They even suggested that volcanic ash is no more dangerous than cigarette smoke and pollution. Ken Donaldson, professor of respiratory toxicology at the University of Edinburgh also said that not all dangerous volcanic ash.
A professor of respiratory medicine and vice chairman of the British Lung Foundation explains, so that particles of volcanic ash in the atmosphere, the particles travel, the rate is less and less and less dangerous.
However, for the sake of prevention, it is good that people directly affected by the eruption of Mount Merapi still wear masks as a safety. Blowing smoke with H2S gas concentrations, gas, SO2 and CO are high, dangerous for life.
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