From: Ralph B. Stuart <ralph.stuart**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Question on trifluoracetic acid & emergencies
Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 15:35:02 +0000
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> Use of the gel also does not take the place of rinsing with copious amounts of water initially

This is a little far afield from the original question, but I would note that the Honeywell brochure on Recommended Medical Treatment for HF exposure suggests that flushing with water be limited to 5 minutes rather than the general rule of 15 minutes for acid exposures, so that the gel can be applied earlier after the exposure. I wasn't aware of this before I did some research on this before a training I recently did.

The document can be found at

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Cornell University


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