|Document ID (ISN)||55515|
|Convention or series no.
||Payne M.P., Delic J., Turner R.M.
Health and Safety Executive
||Toxicity of substances in relation to major hazards: Ammonia
||HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1990. 17p. 65 ref. Price: GBP 3.50.
||This review examines the 'dangerous toxic load' (DTL) for ammonia, in accordance with the principles of toxicological assessment described in the HSE publication "Assessment of the toxicity of major hazard substances" (see CIS 90-1985). Contents: physical properties of ammonia; general toxicological properties; toxicological data available in animals and in humans; derivation of DTL. Tables show LC50 values for ammonia and observations from single exposure inhalation studies in animals. A DTL value of 3.76 x 108 ppm2 min is suggested for use in risk analysis for land-use planning applications.
||United Kingdom; ammonia; health hazards; hazard evaluation; major hazards; toxicology
||literature survey; criteria document; lethal concentration 50; animal experiments
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)