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Health Effects of Using Ammonia for Cleaning

I am trying to get information on the occupational exposure limit to the usage of the ammonia agent in a hospital setting. I am concerned at the rate of sub-standard products used in my institution and in turn these affect our staff adversely. There is a 'pine gel solution used with unspecified level of ammonia in it. Most staff are complaining about its health effects on them especially those with asthma and other chest ailments.

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September 17, 20170 found this helpful

You are asking for legal answers that laypeople like members of Thrifty Fun will not be able to answer.

Step 1
it seems you are concerned about the long term effects of using these ammonia based cleaners as cleaning products as well as being in the area they are used.

Step 2
It is well know fact that immediate/temporary effects can sometimes be associated with these cleaners but only a health care association can explain about long-term effects.

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You also seem to asking about one or two particular products so there is no way for us to obtain such information.

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Here are some agencies that may be able to help answer your questions.

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Call the following numbers, or visit the websites listed among the "Sources."

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Response Hotline (1-888-246-2675)

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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (1-888-422-8737)

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Regional Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222)

This seems to be big concern to you so please try some of the agencies and see what information they have.

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September 18, 20170 found this helpful

Hello !

Maybe you will find the information you need at this net address: https://www.ats  p?id=9&tid=2
or: https://www.hea  ammonia_tech.htm

You can check also on the internet site of the World Health Organization the available information about ammonia toxicity.

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