Description – Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless, flammable and highly-explosive gas. At low levels, hydrogen sulfide has a rotten-egg smell. It is produced naturally by decaying organic matter and by certain industrial processes such as sugar-beet processing, tanning, petroleum refining, and food processing. Exposure to hydrogen sulfide occurs mainly through breathing contaminated air in the ¿hot zone¿ where hydrogen sulfide levels are high.
Risks – Low-level exposure to hydrogen sulfide can result in headache, wheezing, weakness, and bronchitis. High-level exposure can result in vertigo, confusion, coughing, nausea, and possibly lead to seizures or cardiac arrest.
If you believe you have become ill because of Hydrogen Sulfide exposure you should consider hiring a personal injury lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine who is responsible for your exposure to Hydrogen Sulfide and get proper compensation for your injuries.