chemical burns

chemical burns

local skin destruction by strong organic and inorganic acids and alkalis; tissue destruction is minimized by copious postcontact irrigation with water, or a neutralizing agent, e.g. bicarbonate of soda solution for acids, dilute vinegar for alkalis, glycerin for organic acids (e.g. phenol)
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The finalists are: Honey the cat -blasted in the face with a marble-sized metal ball-bearing; Ozzy the cat - lost his leg after being attacked by a dog; Penny the Pointer - survived a 50mph collision with a lorry; Ruby the kitten - had severe chemical burns to her head and back; Suki the Miniature Schnauzer - had prolapsed intestines after a dog attack; Ziggy the Staffie - was shot through the head with a crossbow.
She remained in hospital for three days, receiving treatment for corrosive chemical burns to her mouth and oesophagus.
Hazard: The case-back of the watch can detach and expose the interior to water, posing a risk of skin irritation, redness, rashes or chemical burns.
She had been attacked with ammonia in 1984 and suffered severe chemical burns to her right eye.
The injuries included apparent chemical burns and one man had a possible broken bone, Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross said.
In 2010, Argos and several other high street retailers agreed to pay out up to PS20m in compensation to about 2,000 customers who reported that they had received chemical burns from their leather sofas.
Crystal Atkinson, 19, suffered chemical burns to her face, ears and neck and her skin peeled off.
They were suffering from painful chemical burns to their eyes as well as some sight loss.
A safety valve was activated, and one contract worker was hospitalized with steam and chemical burns.
A YOUNG boy was yesterday being treated for severe chemical burns after going down a slide which was covered in caustic soda.
Army Institute of Chemical Defense to begin preclinical feasibility testing of Dermagraft-TC in the treatment of chemical burns.
I remember my hero, former Luton goalkeeper Andy Dibble, who, while playing for Barry Town, was hospitalised after suffering chemical burns when he dived on the pitch.