A – Z of Toxicity in our home – Ammonia, Ammonium compounds

Ammonia & Ammonium compounds

  • Used in a wide range of household cleaning products like window cleaners, drain cleaners, toilet cleaners, bathroom cleaners, multi-surface cleaners, glass cleaners, and stainless-steel cleaners, it is an inexpensive and effective cleaning chemical.
  • It gives a sparkling, streak-free finish, removes soap scum and fungus and can disinfect household appliances while removing dirt and stains.
  • However, mild exposure to ammonia and its compounds may irritate and corrode the lungs, nose, mouth and eyes.
  • Repeated or prolonged exposure to vapours may cause bronchitis and pneumonia.

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