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  •  I talked to a man who was exposed to ammonia (1+ / 0-)
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    He worked in an old ice factory when they used anhydrous ammonia for coolant.

    The refrigeration system sprung a leak. It looked like smoke was billowing out of the building. He ran outside as cars were pulling over to see what was going on.

    When anhydrous ammonia comes in contact with human perspiration, it turns into ammonium hydroxide.

    So when all these looky loo's are pulled over, he is standing right in front of them, digging and scratching like a baseball player!

    He was not injured.

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