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Hawaii health officials alert public about ‘vog,’ or volcanic smog

The latest eruption of a Hawaii volcano isn’t threatening any infrastructure but health officials are warning the public about air-quality hazards from volcanic smog known as vog.

Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, began erupting Sunday. On Monday, scientists downgraded its alert level, saying there was no threat of significant ash emission into the atmosphere outside a limited area within Hawaii. Volcanoes National Park.

“The vog a lot of the time will go around Kau and come up to the Kona side,” he said.

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