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Doctor insights on: What Are The Dangers Associated With An Exposure To Ammonia

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What are the dangers associated with an exposure to ammonia?

What are the dangers associated with an exposure to ammonia?

How much, how long: With any chemical exposure, the affects depend on the route of exposure (contact, ingestion, breathing, etc), the concentration of the substance and the time of the exposure. In the case of ammonia, it can damage the skin, eyes, respiratory tract, etc in ways ranging from severe thermal and chemical burns to frost bite. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/820298-overview. ...Read more

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Can a chest xray show ammonia in the lung after exposure to high levels of ammonia?

Can a chest xray show ammonia in the lung after exposure to high levels of ammonia?

No: If you suspect damage/injury to your lungs, there are other tests that can better evaluate the lung parenchyma (tissue) and your lung function. See your doctor. Take Care ...Read more

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What are some dangers of inhaling ammonia fumes?

What are some dangers of inhaling ammonia fumes?

Lung irritation: Ammonia fumes are very irritating to lung tissue and could lead to pneumonitis. Avoid breathing them. ...Read more

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Is ammonia smell in you breath a sign of danger?

Is ammonia smell in you breath a sign of danger?

Bad breath : Caused from poor dental health, and may be a sign of other health problems. Also the type of food you eat or other factors like smoking can effect your breath. Rec.: see your dentist to determine the cause of the problem and proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is dangerous about inhaling ammonia fumes?

What is dangerous about inhaling ammonia fumes?

Not much: Ammonia fumes are so obnoxious that not many people will tolerate prolonged exposure. Like chlorine bleach, ammonia can be irritating to the linings of the respiratory tract. Use your head and follow your senses: if it hurts, don't do it (or just avoid over-exposure). ...Read more

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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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Are products like chlorox bleach; clr; or ammonia for cleaning, dangerous cancer causing chemicals?

Are products like chlorox bleach; clr; or ammonia for cleaning, dangerous cancer causing chemicals?

No: The substances that actually put a person at seriously increased risk for cancer are those that damage dna itself, which these simple molecules do not do efficiently. At worst, they might speed the development of a cancer initiated by smoking. But it is important for your general health that you use these chemicals only in a well-ventilated area. ...Read more

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I cleaned mirrors with amonia & later i used some bleach on them. I stayed there for only a few secs but will this be dangerous? I'm 5 weeks pregnant

No: If you didn't get a face full of horrible nasty chloramine gas, then you're good. The usual mishap is that someone has the idea to pour the two together. ...Read more