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Document ID (ISN)68341
CIS number 97-165
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lessenger J.E.
Title Anhydrous ammonia injuries and their treatment
Bibliographic information 1996, Vol.3, No.3, p.13-26. 34 ref.
Abstract The characteristics of ammonia are described along with sources of exposure and effects on human tissue caused by freeze-dry and caustic burns. Effects on the eyes, respiratory tract, skin and gastrointestinal tract are outlined. First aid care involves evacuation and decontamination, and hospital treatment of patients with respiratory distress. Long-term complications are mainly limited to the eyes and respiratory tract.
Descriptors (primary) ammonia; chemical burns; caustic substances
Descriptors (secondary) first aid; skin injuries; eye injuries; respiratory impairment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Alkaline materials
Inorganic substances