posted on Apr, 19 2013 @ 10:14 PM
Originally posted by butcherguy
I am getting tired of reading that anhydrous ammonia is widely used as a fertilizer.
Anhydrous ammonia is a gas at room temperature. It is also corrosive.
Here are the health effects:
Symptoms include burning of the eyes, nose, and throat after breathing even small amounts. With higher doses, coughing or choking may occur.
Exposure to high levels of anhydrous ammonia can cause death from a swollen throat or from chemical burns to the lungs.
It blinds you and can kill you very easily.
Is there anyone out there that thinks that a farmer applies this product to his fields???
This is the problem with the media, they apparently do think that a farmer would apply this to a field as fertilizer, they tell us that it is widely
used as fertilizer.
Ammonia is a component of agricultural fertilizer. Anhydrous ammonia is not an agricultural fertilizer.
Ester of wood rosin is a component of some soft drinks.... ester of wood rosin is not a soft drink.
Those links don't want to work. I just googled "anhydrous ammonia Saskatchewan". It's used there a lot. Lots of grain grown there.
There's a ton of drivers jobs for seasonal employment for this stuff to be transported to the farmers.
It's heavily regulated, you have to have a dangerous goods ticket to use it, and it's applied to the fields twice a year.
And it's definately the anhydrous ammonia they're using.
My husband used to transport the stuff, a few weeks in both spring and autumn, there's towns and cities the trucks have to drive around (not through),
because the trucks are kept away from highly populated areas.
He was rear-ended once, at a stop light, there was also a cop there to witness, my husband immediately grabbed his gas mask (reflex), and the cop ran
to a distance until he knew it was safe to come back and write up the guy who hit his truck.
Extremely dangerous, and the farmers have to take a short course to get their ticket to use it. It's used on all the large grain farms.
It's everything you said above, as far as the danger of the product.
edit on 19-4-2013 by snowspirit because: (no reason given)