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Ammonia is a common hazardous chemical used in all kinds of settings. In hospitals, laboratories and other healthcare facilities (my professional backyard), ammonia is contained in compounds called quaternary ammonium salts, which because of their strong disinfectant properties are used as high-level cleaners and disinfectants on floors and on certain medical instruments prior to sterilization. Ammonia is also found in hospital laboratories in the form of ammonium hydroxide. Of course, workers in other industries can come into contact with ammonia.…

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