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Document ID (ISN)55149
CIS number 91-240
ISBN(s) 0-85295-231-7
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Title Ammonia toxicity monograph
Bibliographic information The Institution of Chemical Engineers, 165-171 Railway Terrace, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom, 1988. 27p. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) ammonia; toxicology; chemical hazards; major hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; chlorine; United Kingdom; case study; criteria document; lethal concentration 50; extrapolation animal man; health hazards; statistical evaluation; animal experiments
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Inorganic substances
Major hazards