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Ammonia - Identification, toxicity, use, water pollution potential, ecological toxicity and regulatory information

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Identifying information, including synonyms, ID numbers, use type, chemical classification, a link to a list of all products containing this chemical and a list of the top crops this pesticide is used on in California.
Signs and symptoms of poisoning, first aid, and links to treatment information for this chemical.
Link to information on toxicity to humans, including carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and acute toxicity.
Links to world-wide registration status as well as regulatory information for the U.S. and California.
Water quality standards and physical properties affecting water contamination potential.
Toxicity to aquatic organisms.
List of chemicals in the same family, including breakdown products, salts, esters, isomers, and other derivatives.
 

Chemical Identification and Use for Ammonia

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Ammonia
CAS Number: 7664-41-7
U.S. EPA PC Code: 005302
CA DPR Chem Code: 22
Molecular Weight: 17.03
Use Type: Deer Repellent , Fungicide , Insecticide
Chem Class: Inorganic
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type
 
Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
(US EPA PC Code ) , 005302 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , 22 (CA DPR Chem Code) ) , 7664-41-7 (CAS number) , 7664417 , 7664417 (CAS number without hyphens) , Ammonia , AMMONIA (CA DPR Chem Code Text ) , Ammonia (includes anhydrous ammonia and aqueous ammonia from water dissociable ammonium salts and other sources; 10 percent of t , Ammonia anhydrous , Ammonia gas , ammoniaque , ANHYDROUS AMMONIA
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Ammonia Poisoning

NOTE! There may be other diseases and chemicals that have similar symptoms.

If you have a poisoning emergency in the United States call 1-800-222-1222.
If the victim has collapsed or is unconscious, call 911.

Symptoms of Ammonia Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

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Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Symptoms may be delayed (see Notes). Fresh air rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Skin burns. Pain. Blisters. ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE. ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water do NOT remove clothes. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns. First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor.
Ingestion
Notes for ICSC Information
The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation is therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate spray by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her should be considered. Turn leaking cylinder with the leak up to prevent escape of gas in liquid state.
 

Toxicity Information for Ammonia

  Note: Information for many chemicals is incomplete and may not be fully representative of effects on humans. Why?

Summary Toxicity Information

PAN Bad Actor
Chemical
1
Acute
Toxicity
2
Carcinogen Cholinesterase
Inhibitor
Ground
Water Contaminant
Developmental or
Reproductive Toxin
Endocrine
Disruptor
Not Listed
No
 
Indicates high toxicity in the given toxicological category. Indicates no available weight-of-the-evidence summary assessment. For additional information on toxicity from scientific journals or registration documents, see the "Additional Resources for Toxicity " section of the chemical detail page.
1. PAN Bad Actors are chemicals that are one or more of the following: highly acutely toxic, cholinesterase inhibitor, known/probable carcinogen, known groundwater pollutant or known reproductive or developmental toxicant. NOTE! Because there are no authoritative lists of Endocrine Disrupting (ED) chemicals, EDs are not yet considered PAN Bad Actor chemicals.
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.

Detailed Toxicity Information

Acute Toxicity 2
Ammonia
WHO Acute Hazard
TRI Acute Hazard
Material Safety Data Sheets
Acute rating from U.S. EPA product label
U.S. NTP Acute Toxicity Studies
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Cholinesterase Inhibitor
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Available
No Consensus Value
No NTP Studies

No
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.
 
Cancer Information
Ammonia
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
No data available
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Ammonia
Illinois EPA list
Keith list
Colborn list
Benbrook list
Danish Inert list
EU list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
Ammonia
CA Prop 65 Developmental Toxin
U.S. TRI Developmental Toxin
CA Prop 65 Female Reproductive Toxin
CA Prop 65 Male Reproductive Toxin
U.S. TRI Reproductive Toxin
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Chemicals of Special Concern
Ammonia
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Ammonia

Water Pollution Potential

PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data
 

Water Standards and Criteria

U.S. National Drinking Water Standards and Health Criteria
g/L unless noted  
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) 0  
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG)  
One Day Exposure Health Advisory Level  
Ten Day Exposure Health Advisory Level  
Lifetime Exposure Health Advisory Level 30,000  
Reference Dose (g/kg/day)  
U.S. Drinking Water Equivalent Level  
Concentration with Lifetime Cancer Risk of 1 in 10,000  
WHO Water Quality Criteria
Description Occurs in drinking-water at concentrations well below those at which toxic effects may occur
Notes Notes: n
 

Regulatory Information for Ammonia

International Regulatory Status

 
UNEP Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP)
UNEP Prior Informed Consent Chemical (PIC)
WHO Obsolete Pesticide
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

U.S. and California Regulatory Status

U.S. EPA Registered
U.S. EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant
U.S. EPA Minimum Risk Pesticide (25b list)

CA Registered
CA Groundwater Contaminant
CA Toxic Air Contaminant
Yes
Not Listed
No

Yes
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Maximum Tolerance and Residue Levels

Codex Alimentarius
   (UN FAO Maximum Residue Limits)
U.S. Maximum Tolerance Levels
European Union Maximum Residue Levels
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Ecotoxicity for Ammonia

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Amphibians Population
Annelida Mortality, Population
AquaticPlants Behavior, Mortality, Physiology
Crustaceans Accumulation, Behavior, Biochemistry, Development, Growth, Intoxication, Mortality, Physiology, Population
Echinoderms Development, Reproduction
Fish Accumulation, Behavior, Biochemistry, Enzyme(s), Feeding Behavior, Genetics, Growth, Histology, Immunological, Mortality, Physiology, Population
Insects Mortality, Population
Molluscs Behavior, Development, Growth, Intoxication, Mortality, Physiology, Population
NematodesandFlatworms Mortality, Population
Phytoplankton Accumulation, Biochemistry, Physiology, Population
TerrestrialPlants Behavior
Zooplankton Biochemistry, Feeding Behavior, Growth, Intoxication, Mortality, Physiology, Population, Reproduction
~ Un-Assigned Avoidance, Behavior, Biochemistry, Cell(s), Enzyme(s), Growth, Immunological, Morphology, Mortality, Physiology, Population, Reproduction
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Annelida Slightly Toxic Not Acutely Toxic to Moderate Toxicity
Crustaceans Slightly Toxic Slight to Moderate Toxicity
Fish Slightly Toxic Slight to High Toxicity
Insects Moderately Toxic Moderate Toxicity
Molluscs Moderately Toxic Slight to High Toxicity
NematodesandFlatworms Moderately Toxic Moderate Toxicity
Zooplankton Slightly Toxic Not Acutely Toxic to Moderate Toxicity
~ Un-Assigned Moderately Toxic Moderate Toxicity
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Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group

Sorry, no honeybee acute toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

Note: Population-level effects on honeybees may occur even if a pesticide has low acute toxicity. For example, certain pesticides interfere with honeybee reproduction, ability to navigate, or temperature regulation, any of which can have an effect on long-term survival of honeybee colonies. The neonicotinoids, pyrethroids and keto-enol pesticides are some types of pesticides causing one or more of these effects.
Honeybee Chronic Toxicity

Sorry, no honeybee chronic toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

Related Chemicals for Ammonia

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
7664-41-7 Parent P Ammonia View View View Insecticide, Deer Repellent, Fungicide Yes Not Listed
 
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