i am thinking of spending some time in banos, or possibly patate - so i would like to know if there is smoke there - from the volcano. and if so, how much and how often? have people complained of it hurting their eyes, or causing a chronic cough?
when i lived on the big island of hawaii, i got very sick from the volcano smoke on the kona side. it looked like the smog in los angeles, and everyone called it vog.
thank you - i appreciate your help.
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My experience in Banos in Feb of 2006 and 2007 was that there was no noticeable problem from the volcano (Tungurahua) ash. The smoke can be seen from a distance but isn't irritating to the eyes at all. Of course, if the volcano actively erupts again as it did in Aug. 2006, well that would be a different story...
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