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Table 2 Causative substances of chemical burns

From: Factors associated with chemical burns in Zhejiang province, China: An epidemiological study

Substance No. of cases Percentage
Hydrofluoric acid 135 27.44
Sulfuric acid 115 23.37
Mixed acid 41 8.33
Sodium (potassium) hydroxide 33 6.71
Nitric acid 31 6.30
Hydrochloric acid 27 5.49
Lye 18 3.66
Phenol 14 2.85
Calcium oxide 11 2.24
Bromine 10 2.03
Bitumen 8 1.63
Acetic acid 7 1.42
Liquid ammonia 7 1.42
Aromatic amino and nitro compounds 6 1.22
Dimethyl sulfate 5 1.02
m-cresol 4 0.81
Yellow phosphorous 4 0.81
Others 16 3.25