Sulphuric acid mist


Sulphuric acid in vapour form causes intense irritation and chemical burn of the mucous membranes of the respiratory and digestive tracts, the teeth, eyes and skin. Inhalation of vapours produces the following symptoms: nasal secretion, sneezing, a burning feeling in the throat; these are followed by cough, respiratory distress, sometimes accompanied by spasm of the vocal cords, a burning sensation in the eyes with lacrimation and conjunctival congestion. High concentration may cause a bloody nasal secretion and sputum, haematemesis, gastritis, etc. Dental lesions are common.

Broader Problems:
Acid mists
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST