Question of the Day – Thursday July 12, 2018

Question – Which groups of workers may be at risk of being exposed to high levels of ammonia?

Answer – “Ammonia is used in many industries. Some examples of workers at risk of being exposed to ammonia include the following: Agricultural workers who use soil fertilizer; Industrial workers who manufacture fertilizers, rubber, nitric acid, urea, plastics, fibers, synthetic resin, solvents and other chemicals; Miners and metallurgic workers; Workers in petroleum refining; Workers who use a commercial refrigerant in food processing, produce ice, are near cold storage and de-icing operations.” (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ammonia/; accessed June 2018)