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HYDROGEN SULFIDE - smells like rotten eggs

 

Hydrogen sulfide comes from the decay of plant material and other organic matter beneath the earth’s surface.  Hydrogen sulfide can taste and smell like “rotten eggs” or sulfur and is especially noticeable when running hot water.  Although it is not hazardous to your health, it is a nuisance contaminant that can discolor beverages and alter the taste of food.

 

nitrate diagram

Hydrogen sulfide can corrode plumbing metals such as copper, iron, steel, and brass and exposed metal parts in washing machines and other appliances that use water.  It can also leave black or yellow stains in bathroom and kitchen fixtures, tarnish silverware and discolor copper and brass utensils. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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