Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 20:14:04 -0700
Reply-To: David Bunzow <davidbunzow**At_Symbol_Here**COMCAST.NET>
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From: David Bunzow <davidbunzow**At_Symbol_Here**COMCAST.NET>
Subject: Corosive Organics List/Table

My colleagues and I have been trying to locate a reasonable comprehensive list of corrosive organic chemicals – those materials that will cause quantifiable damage to exposed skin – along with a definition of “corrosive” and a scale of quantification or comparison amongst the members of the list.  We seem to have had a fair number of minor exposures to such materials (one could say we’re both developing our own list and their effects through practice…) over the past few years, which statistically means the ‘big one’ may be lurking just around the corner…

I’m able to find mixed lists (inorganic/organic) on several web sites, but I’m looking for one that excludes mineral acids and inorganic chemicals in general.

If you can point me (and the other listers) to your known/favorite site, please reply.

Thanks in advance!


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