hydrogen fluoride

Last reviewed 01/2018

This is an extremely corrosive chemical and is rapidly absorbed into the body where it acts on all cells as a direct poison.

This compound is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. It permeates and dissolves most surfaces. Do not touch the affected area with gloves. The first aider must take precautions that they do not become contaminated while treating affected individuals.

This compound may cause:

  • disturbance of calcium and magnesium metabolism
  • pulmonary fibrosis
  • cardiac arrhythmias
  • bone damage