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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
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
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
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
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
See below: An ammonia test measures the amount of ammonia in the blood. Most ammonia in the body forms when protein is broken down by bacteria in the intestines. The liver normally converts ammonia into urea, which is then eliminated in urine. Ammonia levels in the blood rise when the liver is not able to convert ammonia to urea. This may be caused by cirrhosis or severe hepatitis. ...Read more
That's fine: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. ...Read more
Toxic!: Ammonia & bleach when mixed, create a toxic chemical. Area should be ventilated well. You should leave the space & go outdoors where you can breath in fresh air. If you feel ill or the chemicals are still there call 911. You can also call 1-800-222-1222 to speak with a local poison control center. ...Read more
Ammonia levels: They fluctuate normally depending on what you liver is doing and meds you are taking. Lets do 2nd opinion and find out more. ...Read more
Many: There is a large list of conditions that result in elevated ammonia and/or lactate. The body chemistry is malfunctioning, often thru a genetic defect. There are many chemical pathways that may go awry in these situations and can be very serious, even life threatening. You must see your doctor, if these conditions occur. ...Read more
Not typically: But I have found the ammonia levels in most commercial labs to be not that accurate. You may want to just recheck it. ...Read more
What could cause a strong smell of fumes on my knickers? I'm quite embarrassed its strong like real fumes almost like ammonia
Possible infection: The symptoms suggest an infection. You will need to see a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more
I have this strong smell of ammonia about once a month which I'm experiencing at the moment, what could this mean. Help Please?
C.'73-'83 I reproduced microfilm using a strong ammonia based dveloper. Today drs. Do not understand why I've been coughing so much for the last year.
See MD: Please see a doctor sooner than later. Lab testing as well as chest x-ray or other tests may be in order. ...Read more