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Can washing clothes and bed linens with ammonia cause lung cancer?

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Posted on Thu, 12 May 2016
Question: Can washing clothes and bed linens with ammonia cause lung cancer?
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Washing clothes with ammonia will never cause lung cancer

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. There is sufficient evidence that ammonia does not cause cancer in humans. Research has been done by health authorities in the US and they find that ammonia is not a cancer causing agent.

2. Washing clothes with ammonia causes slight exposure and is not considered dangerous to humans. Memory loss is likely to be from his age and not due to ammonia.

3. Exposure to ammonia when working in factories where there is leak can cause mild side effects.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vivek Chail (4 hours later)
My concern that ammonia in clothes washing created a toxic condition in my Brother's health was scientifically refuted by research and will not cause cancer.
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Ammonia will never cause cancer

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for sending in your query.

Till now ammonia has not found to be linked to any cancer.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can washing clothes and bed linens with ammonia cause lung cancer?

Brief Answer: Washing clothes with ammonia will never cause lung cancer Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing in to us. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. 1. There is sufficient evidence that ammonia does not cause cancer in humans. Research has been done by health authorities in the US and they find that ammonia is not a cancer causing agent. 2. Washing clothes with ammonia causes slight exposure and is not considered dangerous to humans. Memory loss is likely to be from his age and not due to ammonia. 3. Exposure to ammonia when working in factories where there is leak can cause mild side effects. Hope your query is answered. Please do write back if you have any doubts. Regards,