Ten places you didn't expect to find carbon dioxide

 

Carbon dioxide is a colourless, odourless gas which is toxic and can have a damaging effect on health long before it would have displaced enough oxygen to asphyxiate someone.  It has a long-term workplace exposure limit of 5000 parts per million (0.5%).

 

Most people know that people b...

12.02.20 05:58 PM - Comment(s)
What do Eva Braun, Neil Armstrong and Frederick the Great have in common?

Hydrogen cyanide is a highly toxic material, which with a concentration in the range of 100–200 parts per million (ppm) in air, will kill a human within 10 to 60 minutes. A hydrogen cyanide concentration of 2000ppm will kill a human in about one minute.  When hydrogen cyanide enters the b...

15.10.19 03:01 PM - Comment(s)
Ten things you didn't know about nitrogen


    

Over 78% of the air around us is nitrogen, yet it is very rarely mentioned as part of gas safety awareness, why is that when it is such an abundant gas?  Maybe its because in itself it isn’t toxic and doesn’t readily react with much, so doesn’t pose quite the same risk a...

09.10.19 02:34 PM - Comment(s)
Domestic Gas Safety

September 15th to 21st is gas safety week, which is an annual event to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of domestic gas appliances.  So, what are the gases associated with domestic appliances and why are they so dangerous?

 

Natural ga...

18.09.19 08:55 AM - Comment(s)
Bananas About Gas Detection

Gas hazards can occur in some pretty unusual places, for example, the harvesting, shipping, storage and ripening of bananas is full of gas hazards.

 

Bananas are picked when they are cucumber green, but in order to ensure that they are not past their best when they finally arrive here, they are t...

04.09.19 09:36 AM - Comment(s)