Experts reassure: it is not dangerous
The cloud of sulfur dioxide released by the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the island of La Palma, in the Canary archipelago, will arrive in Sardinia – and also in Sicily. This is what the European Atmosphere Monitoring Service, Copernicus, foresees.
The cloud, which is currently over Morocco, will reach the Mediterranean over the weekend. According to what Copernicus reports, “it will affect a large part of Spain and the Balearics, southern France, Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily, as well as western and southern Italy”.
From the pages of the Spanish newspaper El Pais, experts announce that the phenomenon is not dangerous to health. Even in the event of acid rain, there should be no damage to crops. In order to have a dangerous corrosive effect, it is necessary that the precipitations are constant and the pH is higher.
In particular, the spokesman for the Canary Islands of the Spanish meteorological agency Aemet, David Suarez, specified that sulfur dioxide is spreading into the atmosphere at too high an altitude, between 3,000 and 5,000 meters, to cause serious concerns.
Friday, September 24, 2021