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ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements  Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits
ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements  Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits

Unitized Ammonia Inhalants

Our Unit Boxed Ammonia Inhalants will pick you up before someone else has to. Used in First Aid to prevent or treat fainting, these are offered as a respiratory stimulant for inhalation only. Recommended in certain cases to restore consciousness and mental alertness and in some cases are used by athletes to "wake up" or stimulate for greater performance. (also called variously Smelling Salts / Sal Volatile / Spirit of Hartshorn / Aromatic Spirits of Ammonia.)

Ammonia Inhalants (Aromatic Smelling Salts) for Fainting, Syncope and Arousing Consciousness

Background on Smelling Salts

Here's a little background on "smelling salts":

First, a search in the Columbia Encyclopedia via Bartleby.com redirected to the Columbia Encyclopedia entry on ammonia.

Once arriving at that page, about halfway down is a definition of smelling salts:

Ammonium carbonate, (NH3)2CO3·H2O, is a colorless-to-white crystalline solid commonly known as smelling salts; in water solution it is sometimes called aromatic spirits of ammonia.

Want to know a little more about smelling salts? Everyone has seen them used to revive countless athletes when they've been knocked silly, back to the search results to discover how smelling salts actually work...

Discovery.com explains why people sit up and take notice when smelling salts are placed beneath their nose: Ammonium carbonate is mixed with perfume to create a stimulant. The ammonia fumes from the salts irritate the membranes of the nose and lungs, which triggers a reflex causing the muscles that control breathing to work faster.

So...now you know about "smelling salts"!

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