Battery Acid on Skin?


Battery acid ion skin is very dangerous. Highly corrosive, it causes severe, possibly even third degree burns when it comes in direct contact with skin. Just the mist of the acid in the air is irritating to the eyes, throat and nose. If it happens to get sprayed directly in the eyes, blindness can occur. If the sulfuric acid mist is breathed in it will irritate the lungs and can even cause pulmonary edema (buildup of excess liquid in the lungs.)
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Sulfuric Acid S2SO4 is a well known acid in batteries. Battery acid is the oxidation that happens due to this acid. The pH of this is nearly 0. So whatever you do, be careful.
1. Wash the exposed skin immediately with water. The water should be cold and the flow should be high. Sulfuric acid can draw water from the skin so immediate water washing is critical
I have heard that baking soda neutralizes alkaline battery acid. Rinse the affected area well, at least 3-5 mins then apply about 2oz of baking soda liberally while skin is still
Medical attention should be sought for battery acid burns. It is
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