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Take Care if Responding To Suicide Attempts

Graham Marshall - Monday, May 20, 2013

Canadian Police in Ontario are warning emergency crews and the general public about the need for extreme caution when Hydrogen Sulfide fumes are suspected during suicide attempts. 

The Police warned the public that they should immediately call the police in the case where they spot any person who appears to be sleeping in a vehicle or another enclosed space. 

They also suggested that people should use extreme caution in an effort to access the victims. 

People should check inside the vehicle for any signs of chemical use, before opening the doors. 

The gas concentration in the vehicle can be extremely high and the inhalation of the gas might be fatal for the responder. 

Hydrogen Sulfide smells like rotten eggs. 

The danger from the gas is that the gas is similar to cyanide and it is five times more toxic than carbon monoxide. 

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