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Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano - Air quality and health impacts

News | Published on 26th May 2011

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During the latest volcanic eruption there is intense interest on the possible UK air quality and resulting health impacts from the eruption and whether the volcanic ash plume is grounding in the UK.

Three websites that will provide official reporting on air quality in the UK are:

These sites use daily forecasts and near-real-time measurements of ground-level pollutants from locations across the UK as managed by AEA's air quality team. The published information is intended to inform people as to their exposure when they carry out their normal day-to-day activities.

Reports over the comings days are expected to pick up and report on the grounding of Grimsvotn's ash plume in the UK.