|Document ID (ISN)||102275|
|Convention or series no.
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
||Hydrogen sulfide: Human health aspects
||World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2003. iv, 35p. 153 ref.
||http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/cicad/en/cicad53.pdf [in English]
||Conclusions of this criteria document: tolerable concentrations for hydrogen sulfide of 100µg/m3 and 20µg/m3 respectively are based on respiratory effects for short-term (exposure durations of 1-14 days) and medium-term (exposure up to 90 days) inhalation exposures. The odour threshold of hydrogen sulfide varies depending on individuals (mean 11µg/m3). At concentrations greater than 140µg/m3 olfactory paralysis occurs, making hydrogen sulfide very dangerous. Health effects in humans include death, and respiratory, ocular, neurological, cardiovascular, metabolic and reproductive effects (spontaneous abortion).
||IPCS; health hazards; toxicology; hydrogen sulfide
||toxic effects; criteria document; literature survey; threshold limit values; arrhythmia; eye irritation; ILO; UNEP; WHO; metabolic disturbances; abortion; odour threshold; ecotoxicology; animal experiments; lethal concentration 50; respiratory impairment; neurotoxic effects
||B - Chemical safety information sheets
|Country / State or Province||USA; WHO|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Inorganic sulfur compounds