Formic Acid

Exposure

  • Treatment of Livestock Feed: due to to its antibacterial properties
  • Textile Industry
  • Leather Tanning
  • Rubber Manufacturing
  • Limescale Remover
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Physiology

  • Formic Acid Aerosol or Vapor Inhalation

Clinical Presentations


Treatment

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

References

  • Formic acid inhalation injury: a case report. J Burn Care Rehabil. 1996 May-Jun;17(3):241-2