Reasons for false alarms include faulty detectors, humidity in the air and substances in the air that cause fumes, such as kitty litter. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has alerted the public of several faulty carbon monoxide detectors.
What should you do if you are exposed to hydrogen sulfide?
Nitrite therapy (found in the cyanide antidote kit) has been suggested as a therapy for hydrogen sulfide exposure. Amyl nitrite is given by inhalation (for 30 seconds every minute until an intravenous line is established) followed by intravenous sodium nitrite (300 mg over absolutely no less than 5 minutes).
What causes gassing in a battery?
Some gassing naturally occurs during normal charging, but when a lead acid battery is overcharged, the electrolyte solution can overheat, causing hydrogen and oxygen gasses to form, increasing pressure inside the battery.