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I've lived on oahu for 2 yrs. Now. I'm not sure what "vog" is, but, when it's in the air, my eyes and throat go crazy. What can I do ?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology

In brief: Volcanic smog

Volcanic smog (vog) contains multiple chemicals, of which any combination may lead to allergies.
See an allergist; he/she will have likely treated many sufferers and probably knows wt least where to start!

In brief: Volcanic smog

Volcanic smog (vog) contains multiple chemicals, of which any combination may lead to allergies.
See an allergist; he/she will have likely treated many sufferers and probably knows wt least where to start!
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: =volcanic smog

Vog is a mixture of volcanic gases like sulfur dioxide & hydrogen sulfide (both very irritating to eyes & respiratory tract), particulate matter, oxygen, & moisture.
See following site for more detailed description:http://hvo.Wr.Usgs.Gov/volcanowatch/archive/1996/96_05_29.Html.

In brief: =volcanic smog

Vog is a mixture of volcanic gases like sulfur dioxide & hydrogen sulfide (both very irritating to eyes & respiratory tract), particulate matter, oxygen, & moisture.
See following site for more detailed description:http://hvo.Wr.Usgs.Gov/volcanowatch/archive/1996/96_05_29.Html.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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