We know that the center of Mexico It is a quite shaken place and that at any moment our spoiled volcano wakes up, so given the recent volcanic activity of the popocatepetlreported by the National Civil Protection Coordination (CNPC), we have something that can help you.

We talk about 10 recommendations of what should be done due to ash fall, such as the use of face masks.

The activity of Popocatépetl and the fall of ash

It was the very Secretariat of Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection of the CDMX, which announced this Monday, January 30, that this morning, the Popocatépetl volcano has presented some ash emissions.

Yes, for this reason, experts and authorities in the capital anticipate the fall of ash in the following capital city halls: Gustavo A. Madero, Iztacalco and Venustiano Carranza.

While Civil Protection of Puebla He reported that during the last 24 hours up to 117 exhalations have been detected344 minutes of tremor with 3 minor explosions and that the ash has gone in a north-northwest direction.

Photo: Edomex Civil Protection.

The traffic light? Continue in Yellow Phase 2.

What is volcanic ash?

In accordance with the National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED)volcanic ash is made up of particles that produce the fragmentation of rocks during eruptions and have a size of less than two millimeters.

Photo: Darkroom

Also, the ash can be in different forms, depending on the type of volcano and the form of eruption. For example, its color can be gray or black; while its size can range from being like sand to being as fine as talcum powder.

10 recommendations before the fall of ash

And well, here are some recommendations given by the authorities to avoid any kind of health problem due to volcanic material:

  1. Do not do outdoor activities and, if possible, do not go out. Close doors and windows and place towels or rags in the spaces left in them.
  2. If you have to go out, cover your nose and mouth with a handkerchief, face mask or mask (in fact, due to the pandemic, it is also good to follow this measure). Wear frame glasses and avoid contact lenses to reduce eye irritation.
  3. Wear protective glasses, especially if you wear contact lenses.
  4. If you suffer from any respiratory illness, stay home and avoid any exposure to the ash. Preferably, you should stay in a place where there is no ash.
  5. Store enough water in advance for at least a week (four liters per person per day); as well as cover water tanks, cisterns or water tanks.
  6. If ash falls into the water, you do not have to drink it or use it in food preparation as it is contaminated.
  7. Do not eat food on the street. Wash fruits and vegetables that are out in the open.
  8. Sweep or use a shovel to clean the ash from roofs, patios, streets and deposit it in bags. To avoid clogging, never throw ashes down the drain.
  9. Ash can be used in parks, gardens, pots or farmland, as it is rich in minerals.
  10. Be aware of the information from the Civil Protection authorities about the fall of ash. Do not repeat or believe in rumors.

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J. A. Allen

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