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Old 04-23-2010, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default Sick from gas??

I had someone tell me they went to the hospital and blamed it on a leaking sewer line. They said the sewer gas made them sick.

I never heard of anyone getting sick from it. They live in a trailer park ( A real dump) and yeh, not the best place to stay, but I have been there myself and I never even smelled sewer gas there.

Anyone ever hear of anyone getting sick from sewer gas?

Me thinks its an attempt at a law suit!
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:14 PM   #2
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How do they know it was sewer gas?
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Was she huffin on a C/O? That makes me sick thinking about it.
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Anytime we do work in a medical facility. Whether it's PVC primer and cement or solder flux or SLIGHT sewer smell employees start having headaches and nausea. They just want the day off.

It get's very tiring dealing with these morons. It happpens EVERY time...
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Ever heard of a sick building? It happens.
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I lit a fart on fire once. i should do that the next time I am in a hospital. Maybe the whole staff would want the day off?
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Anytime we do work in a medical facility. Whether it's PVC primer and cement or solder flux or SLIGHT sewer smell employees start having headaches and nausea. They just want the day off.

It get's very tiring dealing with these morons. It happpens EVERY time...
A co-worker of mine about 10 years ago was cleaning up after clearing a drain in a hospital with Simple Green. It was like a haz-mat alarm went off the way everyone reacted to the "fumes".







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Sewer gas can be deadly in the right concentrations.

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Talking You Have Grown A Tolerance To It...

I think most people are a bunch of wussies and would pass out from a fart in an elevator....

being around it every day like most plumbers are, we have
grown a strong tolerance to it....

depending on where they are on the city sewer system
it can get very nasty....

but I bet that they are still probably just trying to sue someone..


thank god President Obama is going to have free health care
for cases like this one...
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It is all in someones head. We all know how powerful the mind is, and when someone gets the idea they are getting sick, there is nothing to stop it but them. That is not to say that certain individuals react different to smells. I am sure that we all know how sensitive woman are to smells.
Now, did that person get that sick off of a sewer smell, doubtful. As Glenn Beck has said "Lawsuits are the real American Lottery."
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