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First aid for ammonia exposure

Working with ammonia requires caution. The flammable, colorless gas has the potential to explode if heated, warns the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety. It’s also extremely toxic.
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Anhydrous ammonia: Know the dangers

Anhydrous ammonia – used in manufacturing, refrigeration and agriculture – is a pungent, colorless and toxic gas or liquid that, when concentrated, is corrosive to human tissue upon contact, according to NIOSH.


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VALUABLE LESSONS

Alabama ammonia incident prompts CSB safety bulletin

A 2010 anhydrous ammonia incident at an Alabama facility offers valuable lessons on preventing hydraulic shock and worker injuries, Chemical Safety Board investigators said during a Jan. 15 conference call with media members.
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How to treat ammonia exposure

Ammonia is a colorless gas with a pungent odor that has a number of occupational uses, such as a refrigerant; cleaning and bleaching agent; or additive in fertilizers, plastics and pharmaceuticals. Although exposure in typical environmental concentrations is not considered hazardous, exposur
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