Why Should You Buy Sulfuric Acid for General Use from ReAgent?
We supply sulphuric acid for general use in 2.5L and 25L containers, with discounts for bulk orders over 4 items. We also supply several other sulphuric acid products, including 0.5M and 1M, as well as suitable for analytical and laboratory use.
All our products come with further options, such as custom labelling and specific pack sizes. Place your order online today or contact us for free technical advice.
Is Sulfuric Acid Toxic for Humans?
This compound is corrosive to eyes and skin, as well as the respiratory and digestive tract. Even diluted concentrations as low as 10% can be irritating to the skin in most animals. Despite this, sulfuric acid is not considered an allergen by skin contact in humans.
In terms of inhalation or ingestion, sulphuric acid seems to have a localised effect, rather than a systemic effect with metabolic consequences.
What Are the Effects of Sulfuric Acid on the Body?
The observed changes caused by contact with sulfuric acid are mainly due to the action of protons (H) which can disrupt cellular metabolism and cause burns.
Up to a point, the effect of sulphuric acid can be reversible, but after prolonged or exposure to high concentrations, damage may become permanent.
In terms of mutagenicity or genetic toxicity, studies in vitro and in vivo did not reveal any toxic properties. In addition, despite several studies failing to detect conclusively that sulphuric acid is carcinogenic, some indirect evidence exists pointing for an increased risk of certain types of cancer after prolonged exposure.
As such, IARC currently considers this compound potentially carcinogenic for humans (Group 1).
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Hazard Statement Code
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Precautionary Statement Code
Do not breathe vapour/ spray.
Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/ shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Immediately call a POISON CENTER/ doctor.
Dispose of contents/ container in accordance with local regulations.
Wash contaminated skin thoroughly after handling.
IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
Specific treatment (see medical advice on this label).
IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.
Solubility: miscible in water and alcohol, generating heat
Decomposition: decomposes at high temperatures, releasing toxic gases including sulphur oxides
Corrosivity: extremely corrosive to most metals, with the exception of lead and steel
pH: forms acidic solutions
Threshold odour: most people can detect sulphuric acid at 1 mg/cu m, and it becomes irritating at 1.1 mg/cu m
Therapeutic uses: can be used in very diluted solutions to treat gastric hypoactivity
What is Sulfuric Acid Used fFor?
Most common industry uses include:
Adhesives and bleaching products
Fuel and fuel additives
Ion exchange chemicals
Pigments and dyes
Plating agents and surface treating agents
Petroleum production and propellants
Solvents and surface active agents
Adsorbents and absorbents
Corrosion inhibitors and batteries
Electrical and electronic products
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