Friday, April 23, 2010

Acid Rain Caused by Volcanic Ash

[The eruption of Eyjafjallajokull has been incorporated into acid rain rumors.]

Global Times [China]
23 April 2010

Acidic rumors refuted

By Li Shuang

An urban myth of cancerous volcanic acid rain has been doused by the Beijing weather bureau.

Volcanic ash will not reach the city and the rain that fell Thursday was not acidic, Beijing bureau meteorologist Zhang Mingying said. [...]

China Post [Taiwan]
23 April 2010

Effects of acid rain with ash rumor denied: expert

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- There is no need to panic over the online rumor that exposure to severe acid rain containing Icelandic volcanic ash would raise the possibility of getting skin cancer, an expert said yesterday. [...]