chemical burn


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chemical burn

[′kem·i·kəl ‚bərn]
(medicine)
Tissue destruction caused by caustic agents, irritant gases, or other chemical agents.
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Injuries prompting the advisory have ranged from first- to third-degree chemical burns, some of which required hospitalization.
Chemical burns are always serious, and the casualty may need urgent hospital treatment.
When this happens, the cleaner (model number 1803) can come into contact with consumers and property, posing a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes.
The process involves taking stem cells from a healthy eye and growing them to 400 times their number before transplanting them into an eye affected by chemical burns.
Exposure can cause burning of the eyes, throat and nose; resulting in choking, coughing or death from chemical burns to the lungs or throat.
Because the sludge was highly alkaline, or had a high pH, it killed plants and animals and left chemical burns on people's skin within seconds of exposure (see Dangerous pH, right).
Poisoning and chemical burns can result from contact with even small amounts of toxic chemical waste.
Allen added that a thorough investigation of these claims has found no evidence that the product causes diaper rash or chemical burns and the company has shared these findings with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
BLISTERED: David Johnston received chemical burns from a police CS spray; he is taking legal action against the force
The patent covers unique foam compositions, suitable for the treatment of heat and chemical burns, wounds, bacterial, fungal and viral infections.
International law permits the use of white phopshorus as an "obscurant" to cover troop movements and prevent enemies from using certain guided weapons, but its use is controversial as it can injure people through painful chemical burns.
Special considerations with chemical burns (consult burn centre)