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The Hawaii State Department of Health reports that the current eruption activity is producing dangerous Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) gas and other emissions that present hazards to health, especially for the elderly, ...
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May 6, 2018 The Hawaii Department of Health is warning consumers that no mask sold in stores provides protection from the extremely dangerous volcanic gases that are being released from ...
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May 4, 2018 2018-004C HONOLULU — While many people associate volcanoes with large plumes of smoke or ash and spectacular lava fountains, volcanic eruptions also produce toxic gasses. The recent ...
Read More Volcanic gas presents serious health hazards

May 4, 2018 2018-004B Hawaii National Guard activated to support Big Island volcano response HAWAII ISLAND — About 70 Soldiers and Airmen of the Hawaii National Guard (HING) are on ...
Read More Hawaii National Guard activated to support Big Island volcano response

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2018 2018-0504A HAWAII ISLAND — Hawaii County police, fire, and county agencies, along with the National Guard and partners, continue to assist with an evacuation ...
Read More High levels of dangerous gas detected in area of volcanic activity