Landfill gas, predominantly composed of methane and carbon dioxide, is generated by the decomposition of waste in a landfill. At low concentrations, methane in air does not affect the health. At high concentrations however, methane can displace oxygen therefore increasing the risk of asphyxiation. Symptoms include dizziness, headaches and even confusion.
To ensure worker safety at landfill sites, PIDS/portable gas detectors are vital to manage exposure to methane. Air-Met offer a wide range of PIDS and portable gas detectors from leading suppliers including Ion Science, Industrial Scientific and MSA Safety.