Southwest of Puebla, eastern Morelos and northeast of Guerrero could be affected by the dispersion of ash from the fumaroles emitted on Friday morning by the Popocatépetl volcano, warned the National Coordination of Civil Protection The Ministry of the Interior (Segob).
Luis Felipe Puente, head of the area, reported through his Twitter account that the smoke exhalation recorded at 9.46 today today reached five kilometers in the southeast direction.
The official urged the population to keep informed of volcanic activity and take precautions against the possibility of ash fall, since its effects on health can last for a long time.
“Its effects may go unnoticed and last for a long time, even after the volcanic eruption is over,” the official said.
Direct contact, inhalation of ash or retained gases and intake of water or contaminated food, he explained, are frequent forms of involvement by volcanic ash.
Frequent exposure to volcanic ash, he warned, can lead to acute eye and respiratory irritation, irritant conjunctivitis or abrasions to the cornea, gastrointestinal disorders, severe forms of respiratory exhaustion, preexisting mucus hypersecretion, and the likelihood of developing obstructive diseases.
Likewise, he suggested to cover water tanks, water tanks, appliances, equipment and automobiles, to avoid contamination, deterioration or scratching; Remove the ash continuously so that they do not accumulate in roofs and cover coladeras of patios and roofs so that it does not obstruct the drainage.