|Document ID (ISN)||55149|
|Convention or series no.
||Ammonia toxicity monograph
||The Institution of Chemical Engineers, 165-171 Railway Terrace, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom, 1988. 27p. Illus. 13 ref.
||Topics covered in this document: effects of toxicity studies on animals and prediction of effects on humans from animal data, medical aspects of exposure, and statistical evaluation of lethality versus concentration. It is concluded that animal data on acute lethal toxicity are directly applicable to man, and that an average concentration value is 11,500ppm for 50% lethality at 30 minutes exposure time. Evidence from case histories suggests that for major releases the most severe injuries occur at high concentrations within comparatively short distances from the release.
||ammonia; toxicology; chemical hazards; major hazards; hazard evaluation
||toxic effects; chlorine; United Kingdom; case study; criteria document; lethal concentration 50; extrapolation animal man; health hazards; statistical evaluation; animal experiments
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)