Sargassum: ARS publishes its reports of hydrogen sulfide emissions


For the first time since 2017, the regional health agency (ARS) of Guadeloupe published on July 5 the results concerning hydrogen sulfide fumes in Saint-Martin are mentioned.

The measurements were carried out on July 4 at five meters from strandings in the bays of Cul de Sac and Lucas as well as at Lamigeot in Quartier d'Orléans. The hydrogen sulfide level is 3,9-3 and 1,3 ppm, respectively. The critical threshold is 5 ppm.

According to the recommendations of the High Council of Public Health (HCSP), it is "recommended to stay away from areas affected by decaying strandings" and for vulnerable people "not to stay downwind of gas and gas emissions. 'avoid exposure to other irritants and / or allergens'. In both cases, it is advisable to contact your doctor or pharmacist if the eyes, throat itch, headaches appear, etc.



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