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IVHHN is proud to announce that the new Ash Protection Guidelines (pamphlet, leaflet and poster in English and Spanish) now carry the logo of the Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization.

IVHHN and the HIVE Consortium had written standardized epidemiological protocols for assessment of health impacts from volcanic emissions. Please use these during the next eruption at your local volcano!

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IVHHN and the HIVE Consortium have produced three new videos which describe the experience of coping with volcanic ash, how to protect yourself from breathing ash and how to properly fit a facemask.

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Mount Sinabung, Indonesia, credit @yoshginsu
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IVHHN, in assocation with the Hawaii State Department of Health and USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are pleased to announce the new Vog Dashboard, accessible from the Public Information tab (Hawaii vog).

Mount Merapi - credit @robotboy

Activity at Merapi volcano declined through November 2010 and a fieldtrip by our team in early December 2010 found that ash had been rapidly removed from the environment by heavy rainfall.

Eyjafjallajökull 2010 - photo credit @marcszeglat - vulkane.net

A new study led by IVHHN Director Claire Horwell has concluded that the ash from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull earlier this year does not have the potential to cause long-term respiratory health problems for Icelanders.