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RECORD NUMBER: 36 OF 254
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Advisory - Ammonia.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office.|
|Additional Subjects||Ammonia ; Air pollution control ; Emeregency preparedness ; Risk ; Inhalation ; Irritation ; Toxicity ; Vapors ; Fires ; Injuries ; Death ; Communities|
This advisory recommends ways Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) and chemical facilities can minimize risks posed by the presence of ammonia in their communities. Ammonia is toxic if swallowed or inhaled and can irritate or burn the skin, eyes, nose or throat through inhalation or direct contact. Careless storage or mixing of ammonia with other chemicals can cause the release of toxic ammonia vapors, as well as fires and high-pressure releases, and result in injuries or death to unprotected community members.