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What is dangerous about inhaling ammonia fumes?

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Dr. Joseph Hermann
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Joseph Hermann
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
agricultural anhydrous ammonia is much more dangerous than the household product. Anyhydrous ammonia, can cause horrific chemical burns, and fatal respiratory arrest. It all depends on the level of exsposure.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ammonia

Inhalation of ammonia fumes causes runny nose, throat irritation, watering of eyes,cough,chest tightness and in higher concentration,shortness of breath.
Symptoms subside within 1-2 days. If you have no symptoms after exposure,there will be no injury.

In brief: Ammonia

Inhalation of ammonia fumes causes runny nose, throat irritation, watering of eyes,cough,chest tightness and in higher concentration,shortness of breath.
Symptoms subside within 1-2 days. If you have no symptoms after exposure,there will be no injury.
Dr. Donald Colantino
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