Methane Poisoning Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of methane exposure may include:

  • headaches

  • heart palpitations

  • cognitive impairment (poor judgement, memory loss)

  • dizziness

  • loss of motor coordination

  • flu-like symptoms (mental uneasiness, lethargy, discomfort)

SO CAL GAS LEAK IN PORTER RANCH-STILL UNCHECKED

OCTOBER 23 THRU 26, 2015

Prolonged or high-level exposure to natural gas causes flu-like symptoms including severe headaches, tiredness or fatigue, dizziness, and nausea. Victims of exposure might also appear confused, have difficulty remembering things, become irritable and have difficulties with physical coordination. Pets in the home can also demonstrate symptoms of natural gas exposure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They lie about METHANE GAS having "no threat to public safety"  and "non-toxic" 

Methane is a toxin.

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Mercaptan Exposure

Methyl Mercaptan is the "odorant" that they never say anything about.  All these years...who knew what that mysterious unnamed stuff was.  Read the PDF from the  U.S. Center for Disease Control below or view info on the government site here.

 

From the document:

Methyl mercaptan is highly irritant when it contacts moist tissues such as

the eyes, skin, and upper respiratory tract. It can also induce headache, dizziness, nausea,

vomiting, coma, and death.

Children exposed to the same levels of methyl mercaptan as adults may receive a larger dose 

because they have a greater lung surface area:body weight ratios

 

Additional Info

Treatment of Exposures in a Health Care Facility
• Ocular exposures: Remove contact lenses, and irrigate exposed eyes with copious
amounts of room-temperature water or saline for at least 15 minutes.


• Dermal exposures: Remove contaminated clothing, and wash exposed area
thoroughly with soap and water. For frostbite, place affected area in a water bath
with a temperature of 40 to 42 degrees °C for 15 to 30 minutes until thawing is
complete.


• Inhalation exposures: Monitor patient for respiratory distress. If cough or
difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation, bronchitis
or pneumonitis. Administer oxygen, and assist ventilation as required. Treat
bronchospasm with inhaled beta2 agonist and oral or parenteral corticosteroids.
The onset of acute lung injury may be delayed 24 to 72 hours after exposure.
Care should be taken to support respiration, prevent or treat pulmonary edema,
and to control seizures and hypertension.

REPORTING HEALTH ISSUES

REPORTING HEALTH ISSUES TO LA COUNTY

 

COUNTY HEALTH HAS NO IDEA HOW BAD THE HEALTH PROBLEMS CAUSED BY THE GAS LEAK ARE. LET'S LET THEM KNOW.

LA County Health Dept makes many of their decisions based on information they log from online reports and phone calls that they receive. If few people report, they think the problem is small. They are not seeing the social media that we all see here and do not take that into consideration. We need to report EVERY TIME we have symptoms we think are related to the #SoCalGasBlowout ...even if we are not sure.
It is time consuming and annoying and somewhat strange to report online to the health dept. every time we have the myriad of symptoms, but we must. Report each day you have symptoms. Report if your symptoms change as the day progresses. Let's give them all the info they need so they are CLEAR that the reassuring air monitor numbers DO NOT reflect what is actually going on with residents' health.

THIS WILL WEIGH HEAVILY ON THEIR DECISIONS

https://lacounty.gov/contact/
 

CALL:  1-800-CUT-SMOG ( 1-800-288-7664 ) This is the AQMD.

AND:  FILE AN ONLINE COMPLAINT /

E-MAIL US THE COMPLAINT NUMBER CONFIRMATION

FIRST: CALL 1-800-CUT-SMOG  to file a complaint with the AQMD.  Right away in real-time when you smell the gas. Get your neighbors and friends in the area that smell it to do the same. Yes call them, text them, wake them. It's important. Each person must call each time and file separate reports. 1 person calling does NOT "cover the neighborhood" or anything like that. EACH person must call EACH time! THAT is the only thing that will make any difference.  

Call the Gas Company if you think that your own home has a leak.   AND call the AQMD ALSO in case you are mistaken.

More calls means something can be done. With not enough calls, they will do nothing. 

In addition to calling 1-800-CUT-SMOG, please also file an online complaint. Those can be tracked, SPR will track them! It takes you about 3 minutes. We keep hearing that they don't get many complaints.

They must get 6 calls within 1 hour to come out and investigate.  If they get 6 AND the inspector verifies the odor, AQMD can file enforcement action against SoCalGas.  Anything less than the above, nothing will be done.

CLICK HERE TO FILE ONLINE

Here is some of the info you need for the form:

 

Complaint type: Odors
Description: use the "help" box to help fill it out in their format.
Business Name: So Cal Gas
Street Name/Cross Street: (give them the address): 12801 Tampa Ave, Porter Ranch, CA 91326

 

Be sure to hit "submit" and not "reset"…they look identical and are right next to each other.

 

You will get a COMPLAINT NUMBER when you are done: PLEASE SEND THAT NUMBER TO Save Porter Ranch so WE can log it in case the AQMD says they did not get the number of complaints needed to take action against the Gas Co. You will also get an email confirmation. Send us that if you trust us but what we need minimum is the complaint number. E-mail to: info@saveporterranch.com

Unfortunately, their system is down a lot. If so, please check back later and file it as soon as their system lets you. Yes, it's a pain, but it the only way we can really stop this from happening.

 

Thank you

who to contact

Please make complaint calls/letters/e-mails to the following

AND in the order listed:

 

SCAQMD: 1-800-CUT-SMOG

AND ONLINE HERE

 

 

United States Senator Diane Feinstein

ONLINE HERE

 

 

LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger:

(818) 993-5170

E-MAIL HERE

Jarrod DeGonia, Senior Field Deputy

21943 Plummer Street

Chatsworth, CA 91311

E-MAIL HERE

CA Governor Gavin Newsom

ONLINE HERE    

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti: 213-978-0600

ONLINE HERE

Porter Ranch area LA City Councilmember John Lee, Council District 12

(213) 473-7012

E-MAIL HERE

Councilmember.Lee@lacity.org 

LA County Health Public Health Dept.

ONLINE HERE

213-738-3220

CA State Senator Henry Stern, Senate District 27:

ALL CONTACT INFO HERE

Christy Smith, CA State Assembly District 38:

CONTACT INFO HERE 

(661) 286-1565

US Congressman Brad Sherman:

5000 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 420

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Phone: (818) 501-9200

ONLINE HERE

US Congressman Mike Garcia:

23734 Valencia Boulevard

Suite 301

Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Phone: (661) 568-4855

EMAIL LINK HERE 

 

 

California Public Utilities Commission, CPUC (statewide regulating agency for utilities):

1-800-235-1076

ONLINE HERE

 

 

California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources ( DOGGR )

DOGGR is a government agency which issued emergency order against Sempra Energy/SoCalGas on 11/18/15:

DISTRICT 1 5816 Corporate Ave., Suite 100

Cypress, CA 90630-4731

Phone: (714) 816-6847,

Fax: (714) 816-6853

dogdist1@conservation.ca.gov

 

 

EPA

ONLINE HERE

FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE 

CALIFONIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION. 

CLICK HERE

FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. ( EPA )

CLICK HERE

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