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Caustics (Acids) (Irritant/Corrosive - Topical/Inhalation/Ingestion Toxidrome)


Caustics (acids) are chemicals that burn or corrode people's skin, eyes, and mucous membranes (lining of the nose, mouth, throat, and lungs) on contact.

Resource Comparison Table of Resource Comparison
Information from CDC, WISER, and CAMEO
Emergency Response Safety and Health Database (CDC/NIOSH) arrow WISER (NIH/NLM) arrow CAMEO (EPA, NOAA) arrow Medical Management Guidelines for Acute Chemical Exposures (CDC/ATSDR) arrow Chemical Emergencies (CDC) arrow

Additional Resources:

ChemIDplus - Chemical dictionary, structures, and links to many Internet resources (NIH/NLM)
Hydrofluoric Acid

Hazardous Substances Data Bank - Comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicology data (NIH/NLM)
Hydrogen Fluoride

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