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Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Awareness

Michelle Gonzales
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Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless, flammable, extremely hazardous gas with a “rotten egg” smell. It occurs naturally in crude petroleum and natural gas, and can be produced by the breakdown of organic matter and human/animal wastes (e.g., sewage). It is heavier than air and can collect in low-lying and enclosed, poorly ventilated areas such as basements, manholes, sewer lines and underground telephone/electrical vaults.

DETECTION BY SMELL

HEALTH EFFECTS

Health effects vary with how long, and at what level, you are exposed. Asthmatics may be at greater risk.

BEFORE ENTERING AREAS WITH POSSIBLE HYDROGEN SULFIDE


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