Ammonia is dangerous. The certified Material Safety Data Sheet for ammonia says the following:
Potential Acute Health Effects: Very hazardous in case of skin contact (corrosive, irritant, permeator), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion. Liquid or spray mist may produce tissue damage particularly on mucous membranes of eye, mouth and respiratory tract. Skin contact may produce burns. Inhalation of the spray mist may produce sever irritation of respiratory tract, characterized by coughing, choking, or shortness of breath. Severe over-exposure can result in death. Inflammation of the eye is characterized by redness, watering, and itching. Skin inflammation is characterized by itching, scaling, reddening, or occasionally, blistering.
Potential Chronic Health Effects: The substance is toxic to upper respiratory tract, skin, eyes. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage. Repeated or prolonged contact with spray mist may produce chronic eye irritation and severe skin irritation. Repeated or prolonged exposure to spray mist may produce respiratory tract irritation leading to frequent attacks of bronchial infection. Repeated exposure to a highly toxic material may produce general deterioration of health by an accumulation in one or many human organs.
No wonder Susan was suffering when she was working with ammonia-based hair color! Do you remember how you reacted to ammonia-based color the first time you used it? While your scalp may have become desensitized to the itching and burning, ammonia is still being absorbed through your skin, and is still poisoning your body.
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Read what the Center for Disease Control has to say on the dangers of ammonia.
The Consumer Law Page is an award winning website on legal matters. They list ammonia as one of the 10 most toxic things found in many homes.