Methane Exposure: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:33 by admin
Methane is one of the "greenhouse" gases which may contribute to global warming. Methane is released as organic waste decomposes, as such; landfills are the primary source of methane emissions. Human-related activities, including herding domesticated livestock, natural gas and oil production, and coal mining also contribute to methane emissions.

Skin exposure to methane may cause frostbite. In addition, breathing large amounts of methane may cause suffocation.

See Also

  1. Toxic & Hazardous Substances
  2. Breathing: Overview
  3. Frostbite: Overview
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