hydrogen sulfide exposure News

  • World’s smallest and most convenient hydrogen sulfide detector and alarm released

    KWJ Engineering has released its new Pocket H2S Pro, a key-fob sized, personal hydrogen sulfide detector that weighs less than one ounce. The nanotechnology-enabled instrument protects from low-level and high-level exposure to H2S, and gives real-time Time Weighted Average, Maximum, and Total Exposure readings. The Pocket H2S Pro also features 3 alarm types, a replaceable coin cell battery, and ...


    By KWJ Engineering, Inc.

  • Sewer Gas and Indoor Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses indoor exposure concerns associated with sewer gas.   “Components of sewer gas include hydrogen sulfide and ammonia,” said Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Identifying Sewer Gas Exposure Risks in Commercial and Residential Properties

    Many people have at one time or another walked into a home or building and immediately encountered the unpleasant odor associated with sewer gas. Exposure to these objectionable odors can not only be distressing, in high enough concentrations they can even create health and safety concerns for building occupants.   Sewer gas is a complex mixture of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • SafetySkills®, An Online Safety Training Provider, Announces Revised H2S Safety Training for the Oil and Gas Industry Course

    OSHA requires Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) training if workers are exposed to any concentrations of H2S that may exceed 10 parts per million. H2S is a flammable, colorless gas that is toxic at extremely low concentrations. Oil or natural gas is considered sour if it has a high percentage of hydrogen sulfide. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that natural gas can contain up to 28 percent ...


    By PRWeb

  • The hazmat suicides

    No, this isn"t the name of the new Agatha Christie murder mystery. It"s the phenomenon that has firefighters, police departments, and paramedics all on their toes. The culprits? Common bath chemicals and salts that can be found in any hardware store. The murder weapon? Hydrogen sulfide. All over the country, hydrogen sulfide is replacing carbon monoxide as the silent killer of choice in suicide. ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Sewer Gases Create Health & Safety Hazards for Building Occupants

    Most people can recall having at one time or another entered a building and been overwhelmed by a strong odor.  For some unfortunate individuals, this scenario happens every time they enter their home.   Odors can come from many sources, but one of the most frequent is due to sewer gases infiltrating a building’s occupied space.  According to the Wisconsin Department of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Dangerous Chemicals Emitted by Texas Oil and Gas Refinery

    Large amounts of pollutants were accidentally emitted from an oil and gas refinery near Houston, Texas. On Tuesday, officials reported a leak in a heat exchanger tube. As a result, the company shut down one flexicoking unit used to separate heavy oils into fuels. The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality has reported that the shutdown caused a release of carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Sewer Gas Testing and Consulting Services Allow Residents of Puerto Rico to Breathe Easier

    Sewer gas is a complex mixture of toxic and nontoxic gases that can be present in a home, school or building depending on various circumstances. It is formed during the decay of household and industrial waste. There can be highly toxic components of sewer gas which include hydrogen sulfide and ammonia. Sewer gas also contains methane, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Sewer Gases can cause Unpleasant Odors and Create Safety Concerns

    Most people have at one time or another entered a building and been overwhelmed by a strong odor.  Odors can come from many sources, but one of the most frequent is due to sewer gases infiltrating a building’s occupied space.   Sewer gases are a complex combination of toxic and non-toxic gases.  They can be present at varying levels in an indoor environment depending upon the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Testing laboratory offers Chinese drywall testing options

    EMSL Analytical offers several options for testing suspect materials.Reports of drywall causing unpleasant odors and damage to building materials have surfaced in the past year. The problematic drywall, imported between 2004 and 2006, appears to be related to the presence of iron disulfide (FeS2 pyrite). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbonyl sulfide, sulfur dioxide (SO2), and carbon disulfide (CS2) ...


  • Testing Laboratory offers Chinese drywall testing options

    EMSL Analytical offers several options for testing suspect materials. Reports of drywall causing unpleasant odors and damage to building materials have surfaced in the past year. The problematic drywall, imported between 2004 and 2006, appears to be related to the presence of iron disulfide (FeS2 pyrite). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbonyl sulfide, sulfur dioxide (SO2), and carbon disulfide (CS2) ...


  • Chinese drywall emitting strange odors and causing corrosion on copper-bearing materials reported

    EMSL Analytical has been busy identifying strange odors from drywall.As if the battered real estate market hasn’t been difficult enough on property owners, reports of drywall causing unpleasant odors and damage to building materials have surfaced. The problematic drywall, imported between 2004 and 2006, appears to be related to the presence of iron disulfide (FeS2 pyrite). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), ...


  • RAE Systems Introduces First Wireless, 4-Gas Pumped and Diffusion Monitor For Real-time Industrial, Oil & Gas and Emergency Response Gas Detection

    RAE Systems Inc., the leader in wirelessly connected gas and radiation detection solutions, today introduced the industry’s first wireless, portable, 4-gas pumped and diffusion gas monitor that will significantly enhance worker safety in industrial environments and better protect first responders. RAE Systems’ new QRAE 3 is a versatile, rugged, one- to four-sensor gas monitor that ...


    By CitiSafe Pte Ltd

  • The EI Group Monitoring Air Quality from Gulf Oil Spill

    Research Triangle Park, NC - The EI Group, Inc. (EI) has recently been retained to monitor air quality in the Gulf of Mexico associated with the BP oil spill.  EI’s industrial hygienists are looking for evidence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as hydrogen sulfide, benzene and naphthalene that can evaporate into the air and result in symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, eye ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

  • Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery HCU shut by steam loss: sources

    The hydrocracking unit at Marathon Petroleum Corp's 459,000 barrel-per-day Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas, was shut on Sunday after the steam supply was temporarily lost at the refinery, said sources familiar with plant operations. Marathon was able to restore the steam supply within about 45 minutes of its outage early on Sunday morning. But the 60,000-bpd hydrocracker, called ...


    By BIC ALLIANCE

  • Vapor Intrusion Dangers Exposed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest online video.  The video is about vapor intrusion and the health hazards for building occupants exposed to short and long-term exposures. Vapor intrusion is the process by which chemicals migrate to the indoor air above a contaminated site.  Vapor intrusion generally occurs when there is ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • OSHA finds welders unaware of toxic, explosive fumes when blast kills temporary worker, critically injures another

    Two temporary workers hired to cut and weld pipes at the Omega Protein plant in Moss Point on July 28, 2014, had no idea and had no training to know that the storage tank beneath them contained explosive methane and hydrogen sulfide gases. One of the two men found out later as he lay in a ...

  • UN warns toxic waste still a threat

    Two years after an illegal toxic dumping operation in the Ivorian capital Abidjan created a widespread medical emergency and political scandal, UN contamination expert Okechukwu Ibeanu warns the clean-up effort has stalled. “The sites have still not been decontaminated and continue to pose a threat to the health of thousands of people,” Ibeanu, the UN Special Rapporteur on the adverse effects of ...


    By IRIN

  • RAE Systems Posts Educational Resource for Gulf of Mexico Spill Recovery Workers

    Website Provides Information and Phone Numbers to Protect People, Wildlife and Property. SAN JOSE, CA - RAE Systems Inc. (NYSE Amex: RAE), a leader in delivering innovative sensor solutions to serve industrial, energy, environmental, and government safety markets worldwide, announced the launch of new web content  to assist the more than 20,000 people deployed in various aspects of the Gulf ...


    By RAE Systems by Honeywell

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