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Doctor insights on: Anhydrous Ammonia

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I get exposed to low levels of r717 anhydrous ammonia at work. Is this pretty dangerous while pregnant?

I get exposed to low levels of r717 anhydrous ammonia at work. Is this pretty dangerous while pregnant?

Ammonia exposure: Depends on how low the levels. Best to get away from exposure of any noxious fumes. Talk to osha about exposure safe levels. ...Read more

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I smell ammonia

I smell ammonia

See your doctor: During protein metabolism small quantities of ammonia is formed rapidly converted to urea and excreated in the urine, if pathway is interupted by excessive production or deminished conversion one may smell ammonia, due severely impaired liver or kidney disease, need urgent medical attention, before toxic effects on nervous system sets in. ...Read more

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What level of ammonia is fatal?

None: There is no set level of ammonia that in itself is fatal, its elevation is more associated with the severity of the liver disease in a rough and inexact sort of way. ...Read more

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Are ammonia free hair colors are safe?

Are ammonia free hair colors are safe?

Ammonia free hair: ...colorants are touted as "safer" and less harsh on the hair than those that are ammonia based. Regardless as long as you use them as directed and don't get them in your eyes, they are considered "safe." I suggest doing a "strand test" and scalp application before applying it to your entire head of hair. ...Read more

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What does it mean for your ammonia level is high?

Evaluation warranted: Ammonia is a by product of metabolism by the liver. Elevated ammonia levels generally mean there is a problem with liver metabolism. Further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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What does low ammonia levels in your blood do to u?

What does low ammonia levels in your blood do to u?

Nothing: I take it that your blood ammonia level was measured and your level fell below the "reference range". A high ammonia, especially if very high, tends to mean trouble. However, a low level just means you are even lower than most healthy folks. "treat the patient, not the numbers." best wishes. ...Read more

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Can ammonia form on the liver? Need expert opinions!

Can ammonia form on the liver? Need expert opinions!

No: ammonia is cleared by the liver. if the liver is not working properly (due to cirrhosis), ammonia bypasses the liver and builds up in the bloodstream, causing confusion (known as hepatic encephalopathy) ...Read more

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What exactly can happen if you eat or drink ammonia?

Don't do it: Ammonia is dangerous when ingested so don't even think about it. Check out http://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/ammonia_hospital_mmg.htm for more info. Basically, nothing good will come from eating/drinking ammonia. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of urine smelling like ammonia?

What could be the cause of urine smelling like ammonia?

Urea is related: Urea is related to ammonia. Urea is the byproduct of our protein metabolism, and is disposed of in our urine. If urine is concentrated (due to not drinking enough fluids), it can have an ammonia odor. Other things can affect people's sense of smell, such as nasal changes, hormonal changes, pregnancy, etc... Warm urine should have a stronger odor than cold urine, too. ...Read more