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