26/03/2013

New Web page warns of hydrogen sulfide exposure

A new Hydrogen Sulfide Web page, published by the US-American Occupational
Safety and Health Administration warns employers and workers of the dangerous
health effects from breathing hydrogen sulfide and provides methods for
controlling exposure to this toxic gas.



Hydrogen sulfide, or H2S, is a colorless and highly flammable gas produced in
industries such as mining, oil and gas refining, and paper and pulp processing.
The effects on workers' health depend on how much of the gas workers breathe
but symptoms can range from headaches, nausea and fatigue to respiratory tract
irritation, unconsciousness and death. The Web page explains how training and
the use of exhaust/ventilation systems and personal protective equipment can
protect workers from harmful H2S exposure.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration