The BASF site is pretty nice, as are the HF exposure guides. They follow pretty much what Arkema's Dr. Trevino had said. Thank you.
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From: PLASMACHEM-L: Analytical Chem.(ICP's, DCP's, MIP's). [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of James Neal-Kababick
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Subject: Re: HF neutralization with H3BO3
It is my understanding that the burn hits when the HF hits bone. It is incredibly painful and we elected not to use HF in our laboratory. If you are using HF in the lab, you should be sure you have an emergency kit, training and also notify your local emergency room at the hospital about the potential for patients to present with HF. BASF has a medical guide to HF emergency treatment and you can get it as a free download. I would put the URL in the email but it will not allow me to. You can google it and the guide has instructions for paramedics and ER docs. You may be able to purchase the pre-loaded syringes for emergency treatment depending on the regional regulations. Fortunately, we were able to work around the use of HF in the lab but I understand that not everyone can do this. For those using it, I can't emphasize enough how important it is to have a proper chemical hygiene program in place and I highly recommend the download and use of the BASF HF medical guide. Minutes count with this type of exposure.
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