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Can exposure to LPG make you ill?

23 Jun, 2023 | Business LPG Blogs, Residential LPG Blogs, SWAP'N'GO Blogs

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All you need to know about LPG exposure, fumes and its impact on physical well-being
Impact of LPG on health

LPG gas leak effects can cause fire or explosion.  Liquid LPG exposure to skin can causes serious cold burns. Low spot accumulation has the risk of asphyxiation. Inhalation may cause nausea, dizziness, headaches, drowsiness. rapid loss of consciousness.

Is LPG Exposure harmful to health?

LPG (Propane) is considered non-toxic so LPG gas leak effects are not an issue of toxicity. Contact with the skin is non-irritating unless it is evaporating liquid. LPG gas leak effects of skin contact with evaporating liquid can cause cold burns or frostbite, as it evaporates at -42°C. It is not known to cause skin or respiratory sensitisation. Repeated exposure does not have any effect on organs. LPG (Propane) is not irritating to the eyes unless, once again, it is in its very cold evaporative state. LPG is not a carcinogen, mutagen or a reproductive toxin.

LPG Gas Leak Effects of Inhaling LPG

LPG is an asphyxiant gas. This does NOT mean that LPG is a poisonous gas so LPG gas leak effects are an issue in an enclosed area with a high concentration. In other words, symptoms of exposure are directly related to displacement of oxygen from air, not from any toxicity. Low vapour concentrations may cause nausea, dizziness, headaches and drowsiness. High vapour concentrations will produce symptoms of oxygen deficiency which, coupled with central nervous system depression, may lead to rapid loss of consciousness, asphyxiation and fatal arrhythmia (heart failure).

Impact of LPG exposure on flora, fauna and soil

LPG  exposure is not toxic to flora, fauna or soil organisms. LPG gas leak effects will not cause long term adverse effects in the environment and is not dangerous to the ozone layer. LPG is not persistent, does not bio-accumulate and unlikely to cause long term adverse effects in the environment. Spillages are unlikely to penetrate the soil. The product is likely to volatise rapidly into the air.

LPG gas leak effects are unlikely to contaminate water or soil or cause long term effects in the aquatic environment. LPG is a low carbon fossil fuel. LPG has lower CO2 emissions than some other energy sources, such as coal fired electricity, making it a better choice for the environment.

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