SULFUR DIOXIDE BADGES
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Sulfur dioxide is a colorless gas with a characteristic, irritating, pungent odor. Sulfur dioxide is emitted as a byproduct in burning coal fuels, electric power generating plants, industrial boilers, and molten sulfide ores in metallurgical plants.
Symptoms of mild exposure to sulfur dioxide include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, headache and vomiting. Exposure to high concentrations of sulfur dioxide can be extremely destructive to the respiratory tract tissues.
SafeAir Sulfur Dioxide badges are simple, cost-effective, industry-proven solutions for sulfur dioxide detection in the workplace. They use colorimetric technology (i.e. color change) to provide immediate indication when sulfur dioxide gas is present. No need for lab analysis or electronic reader.
– PRODUCT DETAILS
SafeAir Sulfur Dioxide Badge (Part#: 382014)
SafeAir Sulfur Dioxide badges provide an immediate visual indication of exposure to sulfur dioxide. When sulfur dioxide gas is present, the exclamation mark in the triangular window changes color. The intensity of the color change is proportional to the exposure dose. SafeAir Sulfur Dioxide badges are a simple, cost-effective solution for sulfur dioxide detection in the workplace.
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GS-07F-0147T (Laurus Systems, Inc.)
– Frequently Asked Questions –
Where is sulfur dioxide used?
Sulfur dioxide is a widely spread air pollutant. It is emitted as a byproduct in burning coal fuels in electric power generating plants, industrial boilers and molten sulfide ores in metallurgical plants. Sulfur dioxide is also used in the production and treatment of metals, sugar, cellulose, leather, fertilizers, ceramic, batteries, paper and many others.
What are the health effects of sulfur dioxide exposure?
Sulfur dioxide can be corrosive and irritating to the upper and lower respiratory tracts, skin and eyes. Symptoms of mild exposure to sulfur dioxide include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, headache and vomiting. Exposure to high concentrations of sulfur dioxide can be extremely destructive to the respiratory tract tissues. Exposure of the eyes to high concentrations may result in ulceration of the conjunctiva and cornea, whereas contact with skin causes severe burns.
What are the exposure limits for sulfur dioxide?
OSHA PEL (permissible exposure limit) for sulfur dioxide is 5 ppm (TWA). NIOSH REL (recommended exposure limit) for sulfur dioxide is 2 ppm (TWA).
How does a sulfur dioxide badge change color?
A color-forming reaction occurs when sulfur dioxide reacts with the proprietary indicator layer in the SafeAir badge.
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