Intestinal hydrogen and methane of men fed space diet

Intestinal bacteria form two gases, hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4), that could constitute a fire hazard in a closed chamber.

So H2 and CH4 pass from the anus but these gases are also transported by the blood to the lungs and removed to the atmosphere.

Source:
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2012/01/12/ncbi-rofl-farts-an-underappreciated-threat-to-astronauts/

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