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Document ID (ISN)55515
CIS number 91-581
ISBN(s) 0-11-885440-2
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Payne M.P., Delic J., Turner R.M.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Toxicity of substances in relation to major hazards: Ammonia
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1990. 17p. 65 ref. Price: GBP 3.50.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; ammonia; health hazards; hazard evaluation; major hazards; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; criteria document; lethal concentration 50; 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