Does the sulfur dioxide carried by the dust of the Sahara represent a danger?

Santo Domingo, DR The concentration of sulfur dioxide (SO2) due to the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma, Spain, which brings the dust coming from the Sahara Desert to the Caribbean, is not severe. However, it represents certain risks for those who have the respiratory, eye, or skin allergies. Geologist Osiris de Leon makes the point by explaining that since Sunday afternoon, there has been a cloud of fine dust coming from the Sahara Desert with SD2 particles, covering the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico; on Monday, it began to cover the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and part of Cuba. “It is normal that we may find that, during this past Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, some people report eye irritation, itchy skin, respiratory difficulty, especially people with rhinitis, […]