Friday, April 16, 2010

Eyjafjallajökull volcano STILL belching out ash.

here's a link to the Eyjafjallajökull frá Hvolsvelli live webcam direct from Iceland, and as you can see it's still actively belching out the ash which doesn't bode well for the resumption of international air travel in Europe any time soon.

The concentrations of different volcanic gases can vary considerably from one volcano to the next. Water vapor is typically the most abundant volcanic gas, followed by carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide. Other principal volcanic gases include hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen chloride, and hydrogen fluoride. A large number of minor and trace gases are also found in volcanic emissions, for example hydrogen, carbon monoxide, halocarbons, organic compounds, and volatile metal chlorides.

Large, explosive volcanic eruptions inject water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), hydrogen chloride (HCl), hydrogen fluoride (HF) and ash (pulverized rock and pumice) into the stratosphere to heights of 16–32 kilometres (10–20 mi) above the Earth's surface.
[source WIKIPEDIA]

But this is even more relevant - notice the mention of FLUORIDE in that data above - FLUORIDE, you know, that stuff they PUT IN YOUR DRINKING WATER. Well, why would that be a worrying thing?

According to this article from yesterday Guthjon Gunnarsson of the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority told AFP, "Farmers are advised to keep their livestock indoors," Intake of fluoride is known to cause problems in bones and teeth, Especially in growing animals. The ash can also ... cause problems in (animal's) respiratory and digestive systems," [source BREITBART]

Erm, what? Bad for growing animals? So what's it doing in our drinking water?

No mention of this on mainstream media?

1 comment:

flumembrain said...

but it sure is beautiful