What is a ‘toxic’ volcano?
A volcano’s ash falls on a mountain and is then inhaled by animals such as goats, sheep and pigs, and is carried back down the mountain and down the drain to the ocean.
What is the most toxic volcano?
Is it Mount Etna?
Is the volcano at the centre of the current debate?
Read moreRead moreIt is not the first time Mount Etana has been linked to the environment.
In January, the volcano’s eruption, which caused an estimated $60m (£40m) worth of damage, was labelled “the most toxic in the world”.
There are no reports of people or animals getting sick from the volcano, which sits just over 4,000m (15,000ft) above sea level.
But it has been suggested that the ash and the smoke of Mount Etanna could be causing the region’s health problems.
Last week, the Indonesian government banned construction on the volcano and ordered all construction to be stopped until further notice.
In a statement, it said the move was “to protect the natural environment and the health of the residents”.
“The authorities are currently working with environmental groups to conduct a risk assessment and to provide a plan for mitigation and mitigation measures,” the statement read.
The Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Tourism said that the ban was not a result of any health concerns.