Exposure to Ammonia: What Are the Risks?
Ammonia refers to a chemical gas formed by mixing Nitrogen and Hydrogen atoms. It also occurs naturally from the decomposition of organic matter, such as animals, animal wastes, and plants. Although classified as an extremely hazardous substance in the United States, ammonia’s wide use in the industrial and commercial spaces in the country makes it a potential risk concern. When exposed to air, ammonia can evaporate quickly. Its pungent smell is not only foul, but also extremely harmful to humans. Ammonia’s classifications are:
- Compressed Gas
- Flammable Gas
- Very Toxic