Preventive health measures in volcanic eruptions

P. J. Baxter, R. S. Bernstein, A (Sonia) Buist

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Medical treatment has only a small role in severe volcanic eruptions and so preventive measures are paramount if injuries and loss of life are to be reduced. The health team must be incorporated in emergency planning and response at the earliest stage. Guidance on the interpretation of geological information about a volcano and the appropriate health measures that should be adopted before and after an eruption are summarized for the benefit of health workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-90
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Baxter, P. J., Bernstein, R. S., & Buist, A. S. (1986). Preventive health measures in volcanic eruptions. American Journal of Public Health, 76(SUPPL. 3), 84-90.