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Main Title Health assessment document for hydrogen sulfide.
Author Ammann, H. M. ; Bradow, F. ; Fennell, D. ; Griffin, R. ; Kearney, B.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Health and Environmental Assessment.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Health and Environmental Assessment, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Criteria and Assessment Office,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/8-86/026; EPA/600/8-86/026A
Stock Number PB87-117420
OCLC Number 14993865
Subjects Hazardous wastes. ; Hydrogen sulfide.
Additional Subjects Hazardous wastes ; Hydrogen sulfide ; Environmental surveys ; Hazardous materials ; Toxicology ; Public health ; Air pollution ; Assessments ; Exposure ; Concentration(Composition) ; Symptoms ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Epidemiology ; Toxic substances ; Health risks ; Fate of pollutants ; Bioaccumulation ; Path of pollutants
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  RA1247.H8H43 1986 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-86-026A Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/07/2014
EJED  EPA 600/8-86-026A OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKBD  EPA-600/8-86-026A Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/23/2004
ELBD  EPA 600-8-86-026A AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/08/2017
ERAD  EPA 600/8-86-026A Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/20/2013
NTIS  PB87-117420 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 1 volume (various pagings)
Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic gas which is immediately lethal in concentrations greater than 2000 ppm. The toxic end-point is due to anoxia to brain and heart tissues which results from its interaction with the celluar enzyme cytochrome oxidase. Inhibition of the enzyme halts oxidative metabolism which is the primary energy source for cells. A second toxic end-point is the irritative effect of hydrogen sulfide on mucous membranes, particularly edema at sub-lethal doses (250 to 500 ppm) in which sufficient exposure occurs before conciousness is lost. Recovered victims of exposure report neurologic symptoms such as headache, fatigue, irritability, vertigo, and loss of libido. Long-term effects are similar to those caused by anoxia due to other toxic agents like CO, and probably are not due to specific H2S effects. H2S is not a cumulative poison. No mutagenic, carcinogenic, reproductive or teratogenic effects have been reported in the literature.
"Review draft." Preliminary draft. "August 1986." Includes bibliographical references (pages 5-10-5-12). "EPA/600/8-86/026."