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Carbon Dioxide Carbon Monoxide Methane

Environmental Increased levels of carbon Carbon monoxide reacts The build up of methane
Impact dioxide are unlikely to with other pollutants in the poses an explosion hazard.
cause adverse air to form potentially Methane does not
environmental impacts. Its harmful ground level contribute significantly to
main impact is on a global ozone. This occurs close to the formation of ground
scale: It is one of the main the site of emission. It does level ozone or
"greenhouse gases" not have any significant photochemical smogs. The
contributing to global environmental effects at a main impact in on a global
warming. [1] global level. [2] scale,as a greenhouse
Safety • Checking the oxygen • Engineering controls • A ventilation and
Precautions content before entering needs to keep the explosion proof electrical
the exposed area concentrations below any equipment is required
• Safety wear needs to be explosive limit. • Checking the oxygen
worn by the workers such • Suitable protective content before entering the
as safety goggles, gloves equipment must be worn exposed area is required
and self-contained based on the task being • Suitable personal
breathing apparatus performed protective equipment for the
• The gas must be kept • Safety eyewear and body must be selected
below decomposition chemical resistant glove based on the task being
temperature. [4] must be used at all times. formed and risk involved.
[4] [4]

Health Hazard • High concentrations can • Very toxic. It can harm • A high concentration can
affect respiratory function the blood.Symptoms may displace oxygen in the air.
and cause excitation. include permanent damage Symptoms occur more
• Direct contact with the to organs. quickly with physical effort.
liquefied gas can chill or • Direct contact with the • Not irritating. Direct
freeze the skin (frostbite) . liquefied gas can chill or contact with the liquefied
• May cause mild freeze the skin (frostbite). gas can chill or freeze the
irritation. Direct contact • Direct contact with the skin (frostbite).
with the liquefied gas can liquefied gas can freeze the • Not irritating. Direct
cause permanent eye eye, permanent eye damage contact with the liquefied
damage or blindness can or blindness can result. [4] gas can cause eye damage
result. [4] or blindness can result. [4]

Safety •If breathing is difficult, • Move the victim to fresh • Move the victim to fresh
Measures trained personnel should air. If breathing is difficult, air. Keep at rest in a
administer emergency trained personnel should position comfortable for
oxygen. administer emergency breathing. If breathing is
• Remove victim from oxygen. difficult, trained personnel
source of contamination. • Remove the victim from should administer
Gently remove clothing source of contamination emergency oxygen.
that may restrict and remove clothing that • Quickly remove the victim
circulation. may restrict circulation. from source of
• Immediately and briefly • Immediately and briefly contamination and remove
flush the eyes with flush the eyes with clothing that may restrict
lukewarm water. [4] lukewarm water. [4] circulation. [4]