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Sewer gas is harmful to human health because it contains methane gas, which contains a mixture of toxic gases. One of these is hydrogen sulfide, which can affect the functioning of the central nervous system, according t... More »

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People who suffer respiratory symptoms due to exposure to hydrogen sulfide or sewer gas are treated with supplemental oxygen, aerosolized bronchodilators or nitrite therapy, according to the Centers for Disease Control a... More »

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Liquefied petroleum gas can cause increased red blood cells, haemoglobin and platelet counts in people exposed to it, according to the US National Library of Medicine. Exposure can cause higher liver function values when... More »

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