Ammonia

INCI Name
Ammonia
Ingredient origins
Nitrogen
Role
Common name
Ammonia
EWG score
What is EWG score?
The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.
Nasty
This ingredient has been classified as hazardous to health, and is not used in ecostore products.
Ingredient details
Ammonia is a substance that is industrially produced and also occurs naturally in small quantitiesi. Ammonia is often used in cleaning products as it helps to dissolve soil particles in water which allows for cleaner surfaces. Not only can Ammonia be irritating to the eyes and skin, it can also be severely irritating to the respiratory tract if inhalediii. Ammonia is also a concern for the environment as high levels can cause the death of aquatic organismsiv. REFERENCES: i) THE FACTS ABOUT AMMONIA iii)http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/chemistry-now/chemistry-of-household-cleaners iv)Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia - Freshwater (2013)