What health effects are associated with hydrogen sulfide gas?



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    Depending on the amount inhaled the effects can vary drastically. Generally, low level exposure is associated with headaches, fatigue (asthenia), and bronchitis; high level exposure can cause shortness of breath (dyspnea), vertigo, confusion, and possible loss of consciousness: very high levels of exposure can cause heart attack, cardiac arrest, seizure, sudden loss of consciousness (700-800 ppm). All levels of exposure should be treated immediately with oxygen. It’s also important to note that 150 ppm is enough of the gas to paralyze the olfactory senses which in turn prevents a victim of exposure in continuing to detect the rotten egg smell associated with the gas.

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