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What if a human touches Volcanic ash ?

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Answer #1 | 28/12 2013 20:01
When falling from the air it is sticky and warm and will make a cast of the body, look at mount Vesuvius and Pompeii. If it enters the lungs it will become solid and suffocate you.
Answer #2 | 28/12 2013 20:35
Human is burned
Answer #3 | 29/12 2013 01:23
It would depend on the type of ash and how far one was from the eruption. A pyroclastic ash flow would indeed incinerate a human body, but an ashfall many miles away would not burn a person, but breathing the ash would wind up killing a human. The animals that died from an ashfall in prehistoric times in Nebraska died from inhaling the ash, they did not die from being burned. http://ashfall.unl.edu/
Answer #4 | 29/12 2013 10:11
Volcanic ash is not dangerous unless you breathe it in or eat it. No, its not like fire because it has cooled.

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