- Dec 11, 2011
If it is high enough to kill a nasty smell, it probably is high enough to kill you.
Kill you? Nah. Definitely strong enough to damage some of your respiratory tissues though.
Even 50 ppb is enough to cause most people problems, and some people start having issues down around a 1/10 of that.
That is interesting to know. The data I found via google said 10ppb was the average lower limit for detection, so if both are correct that means some people have adverse reactions at half the concentration where most people are just beginning to be able to smell it? Man, I'd hate to be them.
You're right about the concentration ratios for reactions though. That's why you never ozonate while you habitate.