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IVHHN Videos

The following videos describe the experience of coping with volcanic ash, how to protect yourself from breathing ash and how to properly fit a facemask. For more information on protecting yourself from ash, please visit: www.ivhhn.org/ash-protection.  

1. Life with Ash – Accounts from the 2010 Merapi Eruption

This film shares the experiences of communities living near Merapi volcano, Indonesia and how they coped with the volcanic ash which fell during the 2010 explosive eruption. The film aims to help people learn about eruptions and what it is like to experience ashfall. We hope that this will help people to be better prepared for future eruptions.

Subtitles are available in English by clicking on the CC button or you can switch to Bahasa in the Settings button. Further languages are coming soon. It is also available on YouTube and Vimeo.

This film was made by the Health Interventions in Volcanic Eruptions (HIVE) Consortium for IVHHN and VolFilm. Other films about people’s experiences in volcanic eruptions, and volcanic hazards and their impacts, can be viewed on the VolFilm Vimeo or YouTube channels.  

 

2. How to protect yourself from breathing volcanic ash

This video is about how to protect yourself from breathing volcanic ash. The information in this video can also be downloaded as a pamphlet. Subtitles are available in English by clicking on the CC button or you can watch a version in Bahasa Indonesia. It is also available on YouTube and Vimeo

This video was made by the Health Interventions in Volcanic Eruptions (HIVE) Consortium for IVHHN and VolFilm. The information in this video is based upon guidelines from the World Health Organization, IVHHN, industrial regulators and mask manufacturers, and research conducted for the HIVE Consortium. The academic articles published on that research are free to downloaded:

  1. Mueller, W., Horwell, C.J., Apsley, A., Steinle, S., McPherson, S., Cherrie, J.W., Galea, K.S., 2018. The effectiveness of respiratory protection worn by communities to protect from volcanic ash inhalation; Part I: Filtration efficiency tests. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1438463917308003
  2. Steinle, S., Sleeuwenhoek, A., Mueller, W., Horwell, C.J., Apsley, A., Davies, A., Cherrie, J.W., Galea, K.S., 2018. The effectiveness of respiratory protection worn by communities to protect from volcanic ash inhalation; Part II: Total inward leakage tests. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1438463917308027

 

3. How to fit a facemask

This video is about how to fit a facemask, to reduce exposure to particles of volcanic ash in the air. The information is also suitable for other kinds of particle exposures (e.g., wildfire smoke and urban air pollution). The information in this video can also be downloaded as a leaflet. Subtitles are available in English by clicking on the CC button or you can watch a version in Bahasa Indonesia. It is also available on YouTube and Vimeo.

This film was made by the Health Interventions in Volcanic Eruptions (HIVE) Consortium for IVHHN and VolFilm.