Characteristics of Sulfur Dioxide
Sulfur dioxide is a colorless gas with a characteristic, irritating, pungent odor. Sulfur dioxide is released when compounds containing sulfur, such as fossil fuels like coal are burned.
Sulfur dioxide is a highly toxic gas which poisons its victims via inhalation through the lungs. SO2 combines with water to form sulfuric acid (H2SO4). It is for this reason that sulfur dioxide can burn the respiratory tract upon inhalation. High doses of sulfur dioxide can cause death quite rapidly.
More about Sulfur Dioxide
SULFUR DIOXIDE - SO2
Effects of Various SO2 Levels
How to Detect Sulfur Dioxide
To keep workers safe from sulfur dioxide exposure—and other hazardous gases that may be present—Industrial Scientific offers a wide range of portable gas detectors, such as the Tango® TX1 and GasBadge® Pro single-gas detectors, the Ventis® Pro5, Ventis® MX4, and MX6 iBrid® multi-gas detectors, and the Radius® BZ1 Area Monitor.