Ammonia Solution, Strong
This chemical is a mixture of pure ammonia with water. Other names for this solution include ammonia water or ammonia liquor. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a strong fishy odor. Since this is considered a strong ammonia solution, it is much more toxic to humans than varieties that are more diluted.
Ammonia solution works well as a household cleaner, particularly for windows and other hard surfaces. It may be sold as is with the title “ammonia,” although that is not entirely accurate. This substance can also be used in the food industry as a leavening agent or an acidity regulator. It is generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA.
Proper protection should be worn when handling strong ammonia solution. It can cause irritation and burns to the skin and eyes. Inhalation may also burn, depending on the amount of vapors in the air. Ingestion will result in sickness or in serious cases, death.