Question of the week - Week of 02-Nov-2017

Which gas is responsible of most of the deaths related to poor management when emptying slurry pits?

Question of the week

See a clue in the article Safety around manure handling


Correct answer

People exposed to high concentrations of H 2 S may pass out and stop breathing in a matter of seconds. Methane and ammonia are present in the slurry but do not cause sudden toxic incidents although methane is flammable and explosive.

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