Health fears as Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spews toxic gas | USA News | Al Jazeera

Health fears as Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spews toxic gas

Residents worry that the high volumes of toxic sulphur dioxide being emitted from the eruption will negatively impact their health in the long run.

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    At least 30 homes have now been destroyed and almost 2,000 people ordered to leave, after the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.

    The volcano's epicentre was within 20 kilometres of Leilani Estates - where molten lava has been slowly flowing into residential areas, stoking fears.

    Residents are worried that the toxic sulphur dioxide released by the volcano will negatively impact their health in the long run.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Hawaii.


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