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Battery Acid On Skin
I was opening a remote to change the batteries and battery acid got on my skin. Should I be concerned?
Battery acid: Battery acid is often super-concentrated and can have a pH of 2.0 or lower, so it's critical to use a copious amount of water to flush the affected burn region and dilute the chemical reactivity of the acid. Use plenty of water. If you spritz just a small amount of water on the burn, that can actually make the situation worse by spreading the acid around without reducing its potency. Doc if needed. ...Read more
Possibly: All acids can burn the skin. Battery acid is sulphuric acid which has a stronger acidity that can burn skin. If you get battery acid (or any strong acid) on your skin, immediately flush it off with copious amounts of water and you can neutralize it with baking soda if that is at hand. ...Read more
Found an old gameboy (10+ years) that the batteries had exploded in. Is old battery acid still extremely dangerous if it is on my skin? Washed hands.
You're ok: The danger from exposure to battery acid is an immediate chemical burn. If you didn't burn yourself and you have already washed your hands with a lot of water then you're ok. Soap or vinegar are basic and neutralize the acid but the important thing is to wash as quickly as possible with a lot of water. Just don't touch it again. And don't pour water on it, you can spread the acid. Scrape it off. ...Read more
There were some problems in boat with battery acid. How quickly it affects, if there spread some drops to clothes or skin? In hours? In days?
The acid would cause burns on the skin. The lesions would show up in minutes to a couple of days, depending on how concentrated the acid was. If you washed it soon after exposure, you should be okay.
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Burn: It will burn the skin badly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Very bad effect: Battery acid poisoning; hydrogen sulfate poisoning; oil of vitriol poisoning; matting acid poisoning; vitriol brown oil poisoning sulfuric acid is a very strong chemical that is corrosive. Corrosive means it can cause severe burns and tissue damage when it comes into contact with the skin or mucous membranes. ...Read more
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Irrigate with water: This is an acid burn. Run it under water such as in the shower, for at least 10 minutes. It can cause a serious burn so see a doctor if it is still painful. ...Read more
Acid burns are bad!: Not a good thought. You will get burns and severe pain. Hand burns are called primary area burns requiring hospitalization, need for multiple surgeries if burns are deep which they can be with acid burns. The longterm sequelae include poor functioning hands and in some patients even loss of fingers. ...Read more
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Hi I got dry battery acid on my fingers I washed them 3 times will I be safe to touch my baby and food?
Is dry alkaline battery acid harmful? If drop to my other device accidently, will it spread? Im worry it´s going to spread on my other deivces.
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Is there any battery acid or anything dangerous on the outside of a battery? I was putting one in a toy and got a cut and worried it touched my cut.
Dry cell battery: Batteries are safe unless swallowed whence acids can breach the casing. ...Read more
Flush the eyes now!: Irrigate the eyes with copious amounts of fresh water or saline for as long as you can. Battery acid, from the explosion of lead-acid automotive batteries, can be vision threatening. Irrigation of severe burns is continued in the ambulance and in the emergency room until the ph of the conjunctiva is normalized. Particles may be entrapped under the upper lid. Ophthalmic consultation is critical. ...Read more
I took the battery out of my razor and it was all wet and made my fingers sticky--was that battery acid? What should I do
Eye wash: If at work most places have a sink with a faucet specifically for this. Use it. Tap water is ok but saline eyewash is better. After you need to see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I licked battery acid; not much. It say's 0% mercury added. It is called GoldenPower. Slight tingle on tounge 3 hours on.
Poison Control: I don't know what the equivalent is in Great Britain, but I would suggest calling your Poison Control Center or equivalent of to see what they suggest you do for treatment of the slight ingestion. Even if it was just a little bit, you need medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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