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Ammonia

Molecular formula: NH3

Characteristics: The gas is colourless and very pungent.

Occurrence: Arises when organic substances decompose, mainly during cattle farming. In farming it occurs in nitrogen fertilizers and hence easily penetrates the soil. Ammonia is often used as a bleach or a detergent in industry and households.

Impact: Ammonia causes coughing and irritation of the upper respiratory tract, eyes, nose, and throat at low exposure concentrations. Inflammation of the skin, eyes, throat, and lungs occurs at higher exposure concentrations. This active ingredient also exhibits a danger of chronic problems with airways, the cornea, and glaucoma through prolonged exposure.

Limit: Neither the EU nor the WHO places any limit. There is zero tolerance in the Czech Republic.

 

Clean Air for Ukraine

This project is led by a non-governmental organization Arnika (Czech Republic) in cooperation with local civic initiatives in industrial towns of Ukraine with financial support from the Transition Promotion Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the National Endowment for Democracy (USA). You can find more information about our activities and possibilities of involvement or share your thoughts with us by sending a message to info@cleanair.org.ua.

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