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Ammonia is a chemical that both occurs naturally and can be created. It is a colorless gas — one part nitrogen and three parts hydrogen — with a foul smell that most people easily recognize. Interestingly, the amount of ammonia made by humans each year is almost the same as what nature produces. Most often, dangerous levels result from humanmade ammonia; it is very rare for these amounts to develop spontaneously.

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1. Household Uses

Ammonia is an excellent household cleaning product, on its own or as an ingredient. It efficiently disinfects sinks, toilets, tubs, and kitchen countertops. Another benefit to an ammonia-based cleaner is how well it breaks down cooking grease and oil stains. You can also use it as a glass cleaner because ammonia evaporates quickly and won't leave streaks on windows or mirrors.

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