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IA producers alerted to hydrogen sulfide dangers


February 17, 2016, Des Moines, IA — An Iowa father and son and a Wisconsin father and son died in July when they were overcome by hydrogen sulfide gas in manure pits. In both cases, one went into the pit to work on or retrieve equipment and was overcome. The others went in to help.

Hydrogen sulfide is a serious issue, said Dan Andersen, an ag and biosystems engineering professor at Iowa State University. He and Renee Anthony, an occupational and environmental health professor at the University of Iowa, reviewed the dangers of manure gases and outlined ways for producers to stay safe during a seminar at the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines. READ MORE