Anhydrous Ammonia Injuries

  • Kucan, John O.;
  • Millea, T. P.;
  • Smoot III, E. Clyde


Anhydrous ammonia is a relatively common cause of chemical injuries. Most injuries are the result of accidental exposure, frequently in the course of work. Exposure to anhydrous ammonia may produce serious injury to the eyes, respiratory system, and integument. Anhydrous ammonia injuries occurring in a predominantly agricultural region are reviewed. The pathophysiology of anhydrous ammonia injury is reviewed. Therapeutic modalities are described. Guidelines to prevent or minimize injury re delineated.


J Burn Care Rehabil. 1989 10(5): 448-453.

Note: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation.

NLOM ID#: 90009001 .

Publication #: 90009001

This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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