Useful Link / Information: Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease describes a large group of disorders, most of which cause progressive scarring of lung tissue. The scarring associated with interstitial lung disease eventually affects your ability to breathe and get enough oxygen into your bloodstream. Interstitial lung disease can be caused by long-term exposure to hazardous materials. Once lung scarring occurs, it’s …

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Useful Link / Information: Chronic Ammonia Inhalation and Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis

Ammonia is an irritant gas with a characteristic pungent odour, which is widely used in industry. Inasmuch as ammonia is highly soluble in water and, upon inhalation, is deposited in the upper airways, occupational exposures to ammonia have commonly been associated with sinusitis, upper airway irritation, and eye irritation. Acute exposures to high levels of …

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Useful Link / Information: Amonia, Long Term or Delayed Health Effects

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 …

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Useful Link / Information: Lagoons and Sprayfields Threaten Public Health

People living near factory farms are placed at risk. Hundreds of gases are emitted by lagoons and the irrigation pivots associated with sprayfields, including ammonia (a toxic form of nitrogen), hydrogen sulfide, and methane. The accumulation of gases formed in the process of breaking down animal waste is toxic, oxygen consuming, and potentially explosive, and …

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