What is it?
Mercury Ammonium Chloride is a substance used primarily used in topical anti-infection agents.

How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer. 

Uses:
  • Disinfectants
  • Dry cells
  • Embalming fluids
  • Pesticides
  • Skin lightening formulations

Other names for Mercury Ammonium Chloride:
  • Aminomercuric chloride
  • Ammoniated mercury
  • Mercury amide chloride
  • Mercuric chloride, ammoniated
  • White mercuric precipitate
  • White precipitate

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Merbromin (mercurochrome)
  • Mercresin (mercocresol)
  • Mercuric chloride
  • Mercurous chloride (Calomel)
  • Metallic mercury
  • Nitromersol (Metaphen)
  • Phenylmercuric acetates
  • Phenylmercuric nitrate
  • Phenylmercury borate
  • Yellow oxide of mercury
  • Thimerosal (Merthiolate)
  • Phenylmercuric acetates
  • Phenylmercuric nitrate
  • Phenylmercury borate
  • Yellow oxide of mercury
  • Thimerosal (Merthiolate)

Unusual Reactions:
  • Pigmentation and depigmentation

How safe is it?

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