Illness and elevated Human Mortality in Europe Coincident with the Laki Fissure eruption

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dc.contributor.author Taylor, S.
dc.contributor.author Durand, Michael
dc.contributor.author Grattan, John
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-09T14:04:40Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-09T14:04:40Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Taylor , S , Durand , M & Grattan , J 2003 , ' Illness and elevated Human Mortality in Europe Coincident with the Laki Fissure eruption ' . in Volcanic Degassing: Geological Society, Special Publication 213 . The Geological Society of London , pp. 410-414 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 70245
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/230
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/230
dc.identifier.uri http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/ en
dc.description Grattan, J. Durand, M. Taylor, S., Illness and elevated Human Mortality in Europe Coincident with the Laki fissure eruption. In: 'Volcanic Degassing: Geological Society, Special Publication 213', Oppenheimer, C., Pyle, D.M. and Barclay, J. (eds). Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 410-414, 2003. en
dc.description.abstract Volcanic eruptions represent a significant source of volatile gases that are harmful to human health. This chapter reviews and develops current understanding of the human health response to volcanogenic pollution and dry fog events; in particular it explores the health impact of the gases from the Laki fissure eruption, and presents data that point to a significant increase in the national death rate in England coincident with the early phases of the eruption. It is noted that many common symptoms of severe exposure to air pollution can be linked to the dry fog of 1783; these included difficulty in breathing, eye and skin irritation, headaches, loss of appetite and tiredness. Such multitudes are indisposed by fevers in this country, that farmers have with difficulty gathered in their harvest, the labourers having been almost every day carried out of the field incapable of work and many die. (Cowper Letters, 1783) en
dc.format.extent 5 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher The Geological Society of London
dc.relation.ispartof Volcanic Degassing: Geological Society, Special Publication 213 en
dc.title Illness and elevated Human Mortality in Europe Coincident with the Laki Fissure eruption en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book chapter en
dc.contributor.institution Registry en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Quaternary Environmental Change Group en


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