Characteristics of Hydrogen Sulfide
Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless gas that is known by its characteristic rotten egg odor. It appears naturally as a byproduct of decomposition. One of the drawbacks to trusting your sense of smell for protection against hydrogen sulfide is that prolonged exposure to the gas renders the sense of smell inoperative.
Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic gas. It reacts with the enzymes in the bloodstream to inhibit cell respiration. In other words, high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide can shut off the lungs. Low concentration exposure to the gas can burn the respiratory tract and cause swelling around the eyes.
More about Hydrogen Sulfide
HYDROGEN SULFIDE - H2S
Effects of Various H2S Levels
How to Detect Hydrogen Sulfide
To accurately monitor the many areas in which this gas can pose a hazard, make use of one of Industrial Scientific’s many H2S gas detectors. Options include the Ventis® Pro5, Ventis® MX4, MX6 iBrid®, and Tango® TX2 multi-gas monitors, the Tango® TX1 and GasBadge® Pro single-gas monitors, and the Radius® BZ1 Area Monitor.