Skin exposure extracts water from the cells causing an inflammatory response which damages surrounding tissues.
This chemical may cause cancer. It is considered a Possible Carcinogen by the World Health Organization &, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Ammonia is one of the primary gases released by animal manure lagoons on large-scale farms. The concentration of these gases, which result as animal waste breaks down, is toxic, oxygen consuming, and potentially explosive. People living close to giant hog operations have reported headaches, runny noses, sore throats, excessive coughing, respiratory problems, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, burning eyes, depression and fatigue.