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Potential Hazard in the Workplace: AMMONIA

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Potential Hazard in the Workplace: AMMONIA

WHAT IS AMMONIA?

  • a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen
  • a colourless gas with a distinct pungent smell
  • occurs naturally throughout the environment in the air, soil, water, plants, animals, and humans
  • exposure to high levels of ammonia in air may be irritating to a person’s skin, eyes, throat, and lungs and cause coughing and burns

Ammonia can be found in the following products: Hair dyes, Plastics, All-purpose cleaners, Window cleaners, Smelling salts, Dyes, Fertilizers, Fabrics

DID YOU KNOW?

Mixing AMMONIA and CHLORINE produces TOXIC GASES called CHLORAMINES

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