Shortness Of Breath, Right Chest Pain After Exposure To Chemicals?
My doctor has only worked on a refinery. My refineries are iron-made refineries that are cleaned by chemicals. The first day I worked, when I returned home I felt my breath was short and chest pain on the right. And my hands are numb. May the doctor explain near me, what is the key and the impression on me.
Hello Sazzrol, thank you for using the HealthReplies.com service.
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a colorless, toxic, flammable gas and smells like rotten eggs. H2S gas can be found in volcanic areas, sources of sulfur, oil or gas refineries, industrial waste disposal sites, paper mills, stone cricket factories ember, livestock or on a garbage disposal location.
The effect of H2S gas can cause symptoms of headache, dizziness, weakness, loss of appetite, feeling dry on the nose, throat and chest, coughing, skin feels sore, eye irritation, and even can decrease consciousness. If things are getting worse and worse, I suggest you go to a K3 doctor in your company or may consult directly with a specialist in internal medicine, so that a thorough examination can be done, so that treatment can be given according to your diagnosis.
As for the things you can do right now are:
- Maintain endurance, with adequate rest and consume nutritious food every day
- Limits of H2S contamination to be able to work safely, ie an average gas concentration of 10 ppm for exposure for 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week, and an average amount of 15 ppm gas that a person can receive within 15 minutes without a long-term health effect
- Using personal protective equipment against breathing, face, skin in accordance with K3
Such information that I can provide, hopefully can help you