Silo gases are a real threat to farmers' health and safety. In particular, farmers should be wary of nitrogen dioxide, a potentially lethal gas that can form within hours after filling a silo and remain present for up to three weeks. Not only should farmers stay out of their silos during this time period, but they can follow these other recommended precautions to avoid exposure to this deadly gas:
Next week we will continue to look at the dangers of silo gases and how to avoid them.
Dominic Coppolo, Assistant Research Director, NYCAMH.
This public service announcement was produced by the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH), One Atwell Road, Cooperstown, New York 13326 - Ph# (607) 547-6023 or (800) 343-7527 in the northeast. Publication date: 1994.
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