developmentb
Substance Image
See more:

Want email updates about EWG's Guide to Healthy Cleaning, exclusive tips, action alerts, promotions to support our work and more from EWG?

Sign up today!
*You can opt-out at any time.
B

AMMONIUM CHLORIDE

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Low Concern
 
Cancer
 
Low Concern
 
Environment
 
Low Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Low concern for damage to DNA; cancer; developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects
AMMONIUM CHLORIDE can be found in 18 products.
Print
 
Share on:

Evidence

Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that ammonium chloride does not cause cancer.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2003. Ammonium chloride CAS No. 12125-02-9. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 17 November 11-14, 2003.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that ammonium chloride is not genotoxic.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2003. Ammonium chloride CAS No. 12125-02-9. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 17 November 11-14, 2003.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that ammonium chloride does not cause birth defects.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2003. Ammonium chloride CAS No. 12125-02-9. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 17 November 11-14, 2003.
This substance is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) as a food additive by the US Food and Drug Administration
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
low
 
FDA - Priority based Assessment of Food Additive (PAFA) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that the lowest acute aquatic LC50 for ammonium chloride is 42.0 mg/L.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2003. Ammonium chloride CAS No. 12125-02-9. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 17 November 11-14, 2003.
The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that ammonium chloride is not a skin sensitizer (allergen).
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2003. Ammonium chloride CAS No. 12125-02-9. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 17 November 11-14, 2003.
Source translation: The international Organisation for Economoic Co-operation and Development reported that the lowest chronic aquatic NOEC for ammonium chloride is 8.0 mg/L.
 
low
 
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. 2003. Ammonium chloride CAS No. 12125-02-9. SIDS Initial Assessment Report for SIAM 17 November 11-14, 2003.
Causes serious eye irritation
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
upper respiratory tract irritation
 
some
 
Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
Harmful if swallowed
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
moderate
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
 
 
About the ratings About the ratings
EWG provides information on cleaning product ingredients from the published scientific... continue reading →
EWG provides information on cleaning product ingredients from published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors that determine actual health risks, if any. (Hide)
Privacy Policy | Legal Disclaimer | Methodology | FAQs