How poisonous is battery acid?



  1. 0 Votes

    Car battery acid contains sulfuric acid which is a very strong corrosive chemical that can cause severe burns and tissue damage.

    “Initial symptoms include severe pain on contact.

    Symptoms from swallowing may also include:
    Breathing difficulty due to throat swelling
    Burns in the mouth and throat
    Rapid development of low blood pressure
    Severe pain in the mouth and throat
    Speech problems
    Vomiting, with blood
    Vision loss

    Symptoms from breathing in the poison may include:
    Bluish skin, lips, and fingernails
    Breathing difficulty
    Body weakness
    Chest pain (tightness)
    Coughing up blood
    Low blood pressure
    Rapid pulse
    Shortness of breath

    “Home Care

    Do NOT make a person throw up. Seek immediate medical help.

    If the chemical is on the skin or in the eyes, flush with lots of water for at least 15 minutes.

    If the chemical was swallowed, immediately give the person water or milk. Do NOT give water or milk if the patient is vomiting or has a decreased level of alertness.

    If the person breathed in the poison, immediately move him or her to fresh air.”

  2. 0 Votes

    Sulfuric acid isn’t poisonous, but it is dangerously corrosive. It’ll eat through most organic materials, etch metal, and react with water.

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