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Calcium Gluconate Gel for Hydrofluoric Acid Deactivation after Contact with Skin
30g Tubes of Calcium Gluconate Gel                
    Qty 1-5 Qty 6-11 Qty 12 +   French Fran├žais
  Units No Discount 10% Discount 15% Discount   German Deutsch
  30g Tube $28 $25.20 $23.80   Portuguese Portuguez
  60g Tube $46 $41.40 $39.10   Italian Italiano
  60g Jar $40 $36 $34   Japanese Japanese
  500g Tub $225 NA NA   English English
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Also known as safety data sheet (SDS)

Product Despcription:
Calcium gluconate gel is sometimes referred to as HF antidote gel.

This gel just may save your skin if you use hydrofluoric acid, HF in cleaning minerals...or for whatever other purpose. HF is a specially dangerous acid. In case of spillage on skin, the manufacturers of HF and chemical safety officers recommend you wash the skin immediately with cold water and then liberally apply the gel to the affected area keeping it on until you get medical attention.

This item has not been evaluated by the FDA and we do not sell it as medicine. It is essentially a chemical in a viscous water-based solution that deactivates flouride ion. We provide it on the recommendation of safety officers. We have not made any clinical effectiveness tests on our gel, or that of others. It is not for the purpose of treating a burn wound, please see a doctor for that. Some researchers theorize that it works by providing calcium to hydrofluoric acid that the skin may have absorbed, so HF does not take as much calcium from tissues. Research literature indicates that the gel is useful to decrease the effect of HF spilled on skin but we stress that it should NOT be considered an alternative to seeking prompt medical attention or clinical evaluation for HF spills on skin. Fluorides like ammonium bifluoride, boron trifluoride etherate and tetrabutylammonium fluoride that are also frequently used chemicals can transfer fluoride ion into the skin like HF so one should have gel for these too.

Literature references:

1) Segal, Eileen, B, "First Aid for a Unique Acid: HF" Chemical Health and Safety, Sept/Oct 1998 vol. 5, # 5, p 25.

2) Bronstein, A. C. and Currance, P. L. "Emergency Care for Hazardous Materials Exposures" Mosby Company 1988.