Gas Repair

Symptoms of Natural Gas Leak- Medical complications/symptoms


Exposure to low levels of natural gas is not harmful to your health. However, if a gas leak is severe, the amount of oxygen available for breathing could be dramatically reduced, which can lead to asphyxia. Symptoms of asphyxia include

- Dizziness
- Fatigue
- Nausea
- Headache
- Irregular breathing


Exposure to extremely high levels of natural gas can cause loss of consciousness or even death.

When most people hear the word gas they automatically assume it is like gasoline, which you put in your car. Natural gas on the other hand, unlike gasoline, contains no liquid or mass. It is odorless, shapeless and colorless so most times people don't realize it is even in the air until it's almost too late. Gas companies add the rotten egg odor just so the leak is easier detected.

Natural gas is considered a fossil fuel that is produced by organic materials in the earth which is compressed over time and most theories believe that the organic materials that make up the gas are animal and plant remains. It is compressed over time and it becomes a burnable fuel. Natural gas is highly flammable and is made up of 90% methane but is also made up of propane, butane, ethane and other gases.

We use natural gas for many things like cooking, drying clothes and it also provides heat and electricity to our homes. Most people take it for granted until they are faced with an emergency regarding a gas leak in or around their own homes. The average person does not realize how dangerous natural gas can be. Natural gas also contains one of the most deadly elements that are carbon monoxide.

 

 

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