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It is used in agriculture as a high-nitrogen fertilizer. It is one of the main components of ammonium nitrate/fuel oil (ANFO). ANFO is used in coal mining, quarrying, metal mining, hair dyes, colorings, freeaing mixtures, and civil construction. It is also used as an oxidizer in solid rocket propellants.
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Hazard Statements: H271-H303-H315-H319-H335
May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidizer. May be harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P221-P283-P210v-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles. Wear fire/flame resistant/retardant clothing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.