Acetic Acid

Exposure

  • Cellulose Manufacturing
  • Dyeing
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Food Processing

Physiology

  • Acetic Acid Aerosol or Vapor Inhalation
  • Mechanism of Injury: direct irritation of mucous membranes and skin

Clinical Presentations

Pulmonary Manifestations

Other Manifestations

  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Ocular Irritation

Treatment

  • Steroids: may be beneficial in acute lung injury, but unproven

References

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