Environmental impacts on health from continuous volcanic activity at Yasur (Tanna) and Ambrym, Vanuatu

  title={Environmental impacts on health from continuous volcanic activity at Yasur (Tanna) and Ambrym, Vanuatu},
  author={Shane J. Cronin and Donald Sharp},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Health Research},
  pages={109 - 123}
  • S. Cronin, D. Sharp
  • Published 1 June 2002
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • International Journal of Environmental Health Research
Continuous low-level basaltic volcanic activity, from Yasur Volcano in Tanna, and Marum and Benbow vents on Ambrym, occurred for as long as records have been kept in Vanuatu. The potential chronic health implications for the inhabitants of these two areas were investigated in a preliminary environmental sampling program. The focus was particularly on fluoride and other volcanic gas-derived chemical contamination in areas surrounding the volcanic centres. Little immediate contamination of the… 
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