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Volcano flight chaos to continue for 24 hours

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U.N. says Europeans should try to stay indoors if ash settles

LONDON - Europeans should try to stay indoors if ash from Iceland's volcano starts raining down from the sky, the World Health Organization said Friday as flight chaos looked set to continue until at least Saturday.WHO spokesman David Epstein said the agency did not know the exact health risks from the ash cloud.

But he said the microscopic ash was potentially dangerous for people if it starts to "settle" on the earth because inhaled particles can reach the lungs and cause respiratory problems.

In Poland, an official in the presidential administration said the ash cloud may delay Sunday's funeral for Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, though the couple's family later said the services would go ahead. U.S. President Barack Obama and dozens of other world leaders are due to attend the funeral at Krakow's Wawel cathedral in southern Poland. On Friday Krakow airport was one of only two in Poland still open. British civil aviation authorities said there would be no flights over England until Saturday morning at the earliest.


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