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New website for the International Volcanic Health Hazard Network 18 January 2010

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The International Volcanic Health Hazard Network (IVHHN) does excellent work with the collection of data and the communication of information in the relatively new field of volcanic health hazard research. The IVHHN describes its aims as follows:

  • To promote the expansion of the newly emerging field of volcanic health hazard research.
  • To continue existing collaborations and develop new collaborative links between the multidisciplinary international partner organizations.
  • To produce and widely disseminate protocols and volcanic health hazard information to volcano observatories, scientists, governments, emergency managers, health practitioners and the general public.
  • To encourage collection of geologic and medical data to evaluate health hazards.
  • The formation of databases of well-characterized ash and gas samples and literature from volcanoes world-wide, for use by the Network and other workers.

The IVHHN website has just been re-launched, and offers easy access to information and resources about the Network, including two invaluable new pamphlets available in a range of languages: The Health Hazards of Volcanic Ash: A Guide for the Public, and Guidelines on Preparedness Before, During and After an Ashfall.

For more information visit the new IVHHN website: International Volcanic Health Hazard Network.

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