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Dust from the erupting volcano in Iceland have been observed in the south east of England and Scotland. The particles are very fine and cannot be seen by the human eye. The Met Office advises that the plume is likely to fall over parts of England tonight and tomorrow morning, and low levels of sulphur dioxide are expected in the plume. So far no evidence of higher levels have been detected in Greater Manchester but information on the current levels are available on this web site. The Health Protection Agency(HPA) advises those with respiratory problems to have their inhalers and medication with them. If outside during the evening you notice your eyes are itchy, or have a runny nose / sore throat then it may be best to limit outdoor activity. Any harmful effects are likely to be short term. More information is available at the HPA or the Met Office web sites.

Plume from volcano  

Updated: 21/04/2010










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