State leaders meet to evaluate vog's ...

State leaders meet to evaluate vog's effects

There are 6 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jun 21, 2008, titled State leaders meet to evaluate vog's effects. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Hawaii health experts, emergency officials and lawmakers tried to determine yesterday how dangerous Kilauea's thick volcanic smog is.

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nghl

Naha, Japan

#1 Jun 21, 2008
"it will make recommendations about how to handle the situation"

What, tell Pele to stop it?
poo poo

Kapolei, HI

#2 Jun 21, 2008
good one...haha...give yourself a pat on the back....

Since: Apr 08

Honolulu, HI

#3 Jun 30, 2008
The vog is causing breathing problems for my friends, family, & myself. I believe this is being underplayed.
Slack Key

Waterbury, CT

#4 Jun 30, 2008
Let's stuff Rob Reiner in he vent.
Visitor

Carmel Valley, CA

#5 Jul 11, 2008
Breathing sulfuric acid is not an "unknown"-- There are already plenty of studies done that show inhaling sulfuric acid creates cardiac inflammation (ie. heart attacks and strokes) as well as lung cancer and other respiratory problems. As usual the local politicians are thinking of the fiscal impact and not the health of their population. Very disappointing, but not terribly unexpected. Hopefully Big Island doctors will speak up about this as they are the ones who know the real truth, the increase in ER visits and rise in problems related to vog.
Will Hill

Denver, CO

#6 Jul 11, 2008
I was on Kauai from mid April to May over 100 miles from Kilauea. Vog burned eyes, throat, lungs, and irritated sinuses terribly. Same with my girlfriend.

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