It’s one of the lowest-cost and typically most abundant fertilizer source for corn farmers, but anhydrous ammonia is a potentially dangerous chemical that must be handled and applied correctly to prevent personal injury, illness or crop damage. Since it’s pressurized and automatically seeks out moisture sources when released, it’s particularly dangerous when it leaks, a call for both donning personal protective equipment (PPE) whenever working around anhydrous tanks. Because it’s stored at subzero temperatures, a leak can cause chemical burns when it comes in contact with uncovered skin, while eyes are particularly susceptible to permanent damage if exposed to anhydrous. Inhalation is another damage; low exposure levels can irritate the nose and throat, while at higher levels, anhydrous can cause sometimes fatal lung damage. Inspect tanks and all connections and equipment prior to and during applications and wear recommended PPE whenever working around anhydrous equipment. See more recommendations for safe anhydrous applications.