Can you provide supplier information for the Mg Gluconate salve? I did a quick internet search and did not getany hits. We work with HF in small quantities and I would like to have it available to the analysts.
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Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Hydrofluoric acid burns
HF contact is not initially uncomfortable until many hours after contact. EVERY LAB in which HF is regularly used (in a hood) should have magnesium gluconate salve available in a container attached to the hood. Use the salve for any suspect skin contact, then seek medical attention for soakingin magnesium gluconate solution. Many institutions prohibit working alone (e.g., evening/off hours) with HF.
Preferably wear double gloves with gauntlets covering the cuff of the lab coat. Do not allow exposed wrists. Use proper technique for removing gloves to prevent skin contact. For routine, higher volume use, wear rubberized sleeves over the lab coat sleeves. Eye/face protection is essential.
Prevention of contact is much easier than post-contact treatment.
From: "Ernest Lippert"
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 10:24:00 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Hydrofluoric acid burns
What is the current best protocol forthe treatment of hydrofluoric acid burns? Has the Honeywell publication "Recommended Medical Treatment for Hydrofluoric Acid Exposure", Ver. 1.0, May 2000 been superseded?
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