The Ob-Irtysh Office for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring has recorded chloro hydrogen in the atmosphere of Omsk, a poisonous gas that forms hydrochloric acid when dissolved in water particles in the air.
The gas was found in the Oktyabrskiy administrative district of the city. The data on air pollution have been handed over to supervisory authorities and regional authorities.
This is the sixth case of chlorine chloride pollution detected in the air of Omsk in the last six months. Emissions of this substance were recorded three times in December and once in January and March.
In small concentrations, this colorless gas causes cough, suffocation and inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, severe poisoning – pulmonary edema, disruption of the circulatory system and death.
At the beginning of June, ethylbenzene, phenol and hydrogen sulfide were detected in Omsk air, but the pollution levels were much less – from 1.07 to 2.2 above the allowed level.