Volcanologists believe Turrialba Volcano isn’t going to stop erupting any time soon and that could have long-term health effects for people living downwind.
Experts from the Health Ministry and the National University said fine particulate matter from volcanic ash and automobile exhaust is a major public health concern in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), which includes San José and parts of Alajuela, Cartago and Heredia. The area is home to 60 percent of Costa Rica’s population, 70 percent of

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