How much sulphur dioxide - SO2 - is released from volcanic eruptions?

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Offline Gormur

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One of our many volcano´s has been spewing nasty gasses over us since last August (2014) and Sulphur spikes as high as 21,000 micrograms per cubic meter has been measured in populated areas; since the World Health Organization recommends no more than 500 micrograms per cubic metre for a 10-minute exposure. My question is:
Where can we get suitable gas masks?

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« Last Edit: 24/04/2015 20:18:20 by chris »
Don't panic.


Offline chiralSPO

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Re: SO2 from volcanic eruption 2014
« Reply #1 on: 11/11/2014 17:58:03 »
3M  makes gas masks that can be fitted with cartridges specific for different toxic/corrosive substances. There are cartridges that work for both SO2 and H2S. A quick google search should lead you to several vendors--I can't guarantee that they will be able to sell/ship to you because I don't know where you are. Good luck!