Media Advisory: Living with Vog on an Active Volcano – New Resources

Release Date:

Reporters are invited to attend a telephone press conference on Thursday, August 18, 2016, 2:00 p.m. HST, about new informational resources regarding vog and related health concerns in Hawaii. 

New informational products about the health hazards of volcanic air pollution known as “vog,” are available through a new interagency partnership. The new products include a booklet of frequently asked questions, a brochure and poster about protecting yourself during vog episodes and a web-based “dashboard” that provides comprehensive links to a wide range of vog resources, including vog forecasts and air-quality information.

U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Durham University (UK) scientists will be available to answer questions about the new vog informational products during a telephone press conference on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. HST. Representatives from the Hawaiʻi Department of Health, and Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense will also participate and be available for questions.

What:

Telephone press conference about new informational resources about vog and related health concerns, available to Hawaiʻi residents and visitors.

Who:

Claire Horwell, Durham University, UK

Tamar Elias, U.S. Geological Survey, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

John Peard, Hawaiʻi Department of Health

When:

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 2:00 p.m. HST

Where:

Please call into the telephone audio bridge a few minutes before the conference starts.

Toll-free call-in number: 1-800-988-9542 (USA only) or

415-228-4654 (for international callers)

Enter passcode: 9086441