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Originally posted by DaMod
reply to post by robbinsj
Well I wouldn't worry about the H2S if it really is at 1200 ppb. If it was 1000ppm I would worry. That stuff can kill you in a single breath.
The gas workers out here (who require h2s training) have told me many times. If you smell the rotten eggs it's already too late.
Originally posted by Maxmars
Suggestion from an uninitiated and non-expert:
1) Go to your town hall.
2) Get petition forms: Purpose to summon a town meeting discuss impending health hazards which may be avoidable if precautions are taken.
3) Invite all local insurance company representatives citing this will affect their industry in the area.
4) Get local community organizations to participate in the petition; Rotary, Knights of Columbus, Chamber of Commerce, local churches, Girl Scouts, everyone. Get some local clinicians and physical therapists involved too.
5) Set a town hall meeting
6) Raise in the meeting the following specter:
Your community is subject to meteorological conditions that can bring in air masses from the gulf over the community.
Lacking any investigative reports from the government stating otherwise, it is prudent to suspect that a toxic mix of benzine, sulfide, methylene could roll over your community putting hundreds, if not thousands of citizens, in the way of exposure.
Establish a committee to design, price, and contract with any company that can establish an early warning air quality detection system on the perimeter of the community.
Send the bill to BP.
---- At least it will force the government to address the situation, rather than wait until every citizen with asthma, or the elderly and infants start dying off. or suffering.
it will also give the insurance community the opportunity to prepare the sizable bill with which they themselves will no doubt slam BP.
Just a thought.
Originally posted by Dano25
I have looked into buying gas masks, but never actually purchased one. I can tell you their is a wide discrepancy in prices, from $14.99 - $300.00+. Two sites I might recommend are below.
Hope that helps, but if there is any way to try different ones on before buying, that obviously would be preferable. I would opt for large eyeholes and a centered respirator.