Sulphur dioxide (SO2) is found commonly in industrial activity such as the generation of electricity from coal, oil or gas that contains sulphur. It is invisible to the naked eye but does emit a sharp, distinctive smell. SO2 affects human health when inhaled, with people often feeling the symptoms with just 10 minutes. Symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and a tight feeling around the chest, while exposure to high levels can cause life-threatening accumulation of liquid in the lungs.
It is vital that workers operating in areas with SO2 present are equipped with a suitable gas monitor to ensure safety. Take a look through the Rockall Safety collection of sulphur dioxide gas detectors to find the right device for your requirements.
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