Often time, i see fire outbreak and lot of people die and then i ask myself what exactly is the cause of their death since the fire did not even touch any part of their body?
Lot of people have been asking this same question too so i went into research to find out the major cause of their death during fire outbreak and this is what i found out.
During a fire outbreak, there are lot of combustible materials in that particular house, some of them are made of very dangerous chemical and have high tendency of emitting smokes to a high extend.
Most of the smoke emitted is called sulphur gas, The smoke produced by this fire is very dangerous. When sulfur burns it produces sulfur dioxide (SO2), which turns into sulfurous acid (H2SO3) when it comes in contact with water. That means it can be deadly if you breathe it into your very moist lungs.
Sulfur is low in toxicity to people. However, ingesting too much sulfur may cause a burning sensation or diarrhea. Breathing in sulfur dust can irritate the airways or cause coughing. ... If animals eat too much sulfur, it may be toxic and can be fatal.
Inhaling sulfur dioxide causes irritation to the nose, eyes, throat, and lungs. Typical symptoms include sore throat, runny nose, burning eyes, and cough. Inhaling high levels can cause swollen lungs and difficulty breathing.
Sulfur in excess can cause brain cell death, resulting in brain damage. Signs associated with brain damage can include blindness, incoordination, seizures, death, and others. ... Burning sulfur creates sulfur dioxide, a gas. If inhaled, coughing, shortness of breath, sore throat, and labored breathing, has been reported.
Short-term exposures to high levels of sulfur dioxide can be life-threatening Exposure to 100 parts of sulfur dioxide per million parts of air (ppm) is considered immediately dangerous to life and health
Inhalation: VERY TOXIC, can cause death. Can cause severe irritation of the nose and throat. At high concentrations: can cause life-threatening accumulation of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema). Symptoms may include coughing, shortness of breath, difficult breathing and tightness in the chest.
This is why when fire services go into any house that is burning, they always cover their nose to prevent the inhalation of this sulphur smoke.
People die due to excess inhalation of this sulphur, sulphur replaces oxygine in your body thereby causing difficulty in breathing and death.
Next time, if there is fire outbreak; cover your nose and mouth while you run and find an escape route
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