Hydrogen sulfide occurs naturally in crude petroleum, natural gas, volcanic gases, and hot springs. It can also result from bacterial breakdown of organic matter. It is also produced by human and animal wastes.
Hydrogen sulfide can also result from industrial activities, such as food processing, coke ovens, kraft paper mills, tanneries, and petroleum refineries.
Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless, flammable gas under normal conditions. It is commonly known as hydrosulfuric acid, stink damp, and sewer gas. It smells like rotten eggs. People can smell it at low levels.
Hydrogen sulfide occurs naturally and is also produced by human activities. Just a few breaths
of air containing high levels of hydrogen sulfide gas can cause death
. Lower, longer-term exposure can cause eye
, and fatigue
. This substance has been found in at least 24 of the 1,467 National Priorities List sites
identified by the Environmental Protection Agency
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Source: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
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