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Health effects associated with short-term exposure to low levels of hydrogen sulphide (H2S); a technical review

Description

In response to recommendations of the final report of the Provincial Advisory Committee on Public Safety and Sour Gas released in December 2000, Alberta Health and Wellness commissioned reports on the health effects of low-level exposure to hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and sulphur dioxide (SO2). The present report on hydrogen sulphide is the first of four reports. It focuses on the health effects information on short-term exposures to H2S at concentrations in the range of 0 to 100 ppm. A principal aim of the work was to update the conclusions reached in 1988 by the Ad Hoc Committee on H2S Toxicity. The review focused on the health effects of short-term exposures to low levels of H2S on normal, healthy individuals. Issues surrounding “hypersusceptible” individuals were not directly addressed. Similarly, health effects that might occur secondary to the odour of H2S were not specifically addressed.

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contaminants environmental contaminants environmental health hydrogen sulphide pollutants

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

86 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Health and Wellness (1999-2013)

Contributor

Davies, Donald B.

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Resource Dates

Date Created

2002-10-01

Date Added

2016-10-21T21:15:54.955864

Date Modified

2002-10-01

Date Issued

2002-10-01

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Identifiers

NEOS catalogue key

2654397

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