21st November 2019


Can you die from ammonia?

How likely is someone to die from ammonia? It is unlikely that someone would die from contact with ammonia unless exposed to a very high concentration of the chemical. The effects of ammonia will depend on the concentration of exposure, length of time and way the person is exposed.

Is ammonia sickness deadly?

If left untreated, oxygen levels can fall to life-threatening levels. However, viral pneumonia caused by the flu virus can be life-threatening as well if it triggers a particularly severe inflammation of the lungs or is complicated by a secondary bacterial infection.

What are the side effects of ammonia poisoning?

Inhalation injury. Symptoms of inhalational ammonia toxicity include rhinorrhea, scratchy throat, chest tightness, cough, and dyspnea; eye irritation from the ammonia gas may also be present. Symptoms usually subside within 24-48 hours.
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