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Hydrofluoric Acid: The Dangers of Exposure to This Highly Corrosive Acid


Danger! That’s a word we don’t take lightly and that’s the word directly associated with Hydrofluoric Acid. This highly corrosive chemical compound is a common ingredient in many household rust removing agents and cleaners. Hydrofluoric acid exposure can lead to very serious burn injuries, difficulty breathing and even fatal if not treated according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.

Hydrogen fluoride, also known as (HF), is a colorless, fuming liquid or gas with a strong, irritating odor. Hydrogen fluoride readily dissolves in water to form colorless hydrofluoric acid solutions.

HF + H2O => H3O+ + F− is the chemical formula for hydrofluoric acid. Now since we are not all chemist, what does this mean exactly? When hydrogen fluoride is mixed into water a chemical reaction happens producing this hydrohalic acid.

The hydrofluoric acid chemical formula classifieds it has a weak acid in a family of many different fluoride acids. This inorganic mixture is only classified weak as its ability to dissociate. Acids are classified strong or weak by the fluoride ion’s ability to break the bond to the hydrogen ion. That’s deep into the heart of hydrofluoric acid on a molecular level far from knowing the dangers of contact with this acid.

Although hydrofluoric acid is weak compared with most other mineral family acids, it can produce serious health concerns and side effects by any route of exposure. These effects are due to the fluoride ion's aggressive, destructive deep penetration of tissues.

Many different avenues of exposure occur with different health effects experienced. The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry states it is present in a variety of household over-the-counter products at concentrations generally ranging from 6% to 12%. These are some of the most common ways to either breathe or come in contact with this poisoning acid.

Skin contact exposures occur by cutaneous contact with the solution. The fluoride ion penetrates tissues deep that can cause both local cell and nerve destruction and systemic toxicity. In addition hydrogen fluoride is extremely irritating to the eyes and mucous membranes.

  • Flushing of eyes is mandatory
  • Burns are not visible often until 24-48 hours later
  • Carefully remove or cut any clothing contaminated
  • Wash any hydrogen fluoride from your skin with large amounts of water

Inhalation of the hydrogen fluoride in liquid or gas form should be treated with the upmost importance. Swallowing only a small amount of highly concentrated hydrogen fluoride will affect major internal organs and may be fatal.Breathing hydrogen fluoride can damage lung tissue and cause swelling and fluid accumulation in the lungs.

  • Fever & vomiting
  • Trouble breathing as throat swells shut
  • Severe internal body pain
  • Bluish lips and/or fingernails

Children are more vulnerable to toxicants absorbed through the skin because of their relatively larger surface area to the body weight ratio. In all aspects immediate medical attention should be sought.

With the above stated facts about the danger of exposure to this highly corrosive compound, this is no chemical to tread lightly with. That is why Super Iron Out vows to never include this toxic in any of our rust removers. Many competitors include this in their rust removal products because of the cleaning power it has. Super Iron Out is committed to the health and well-being of all of their customers and wishes to inform on the dangers of exposure. Please use extreme caution if any exposure is ever experienced to this chemical toxic solution.


Super Iron Out: The Best on Rust


Do you have unbearable rust stains on your toilets, sinks or showers? Are your white shirts turning dingy and yellow due to your water? Are you tired of trying to remove rust stains with brands that just do not get the job done?

Super Iron Out has been the consumer-preferred rust stain remover for over 50 years for one simply works the best. It is the simple and effective way to removing rust, and since it comes in multiple forms, it is the most versatile brand on the market today.

All-Purpose Powder
The powder cleaner is designed for multiple purposes including removing rust from surfaces like toilets, tubs, tiles, sinks, counter tops and fabrics to appliances like dishwashers, washers and water softeners. Super Iron Out powder works because the active ingredients within interact with the chemicals in rust stains, changing them into a soluble state that easily rinse away with water. Since the chemical reaction does the job, there is no need for excessive scrubbing; cutting out the manual labor. The original designed purpose was for use in a water softener. Each time the water softener regenerates itself, the chemicals interact with the water eliminating the hard water impurities before they reach your surfaces. Using the powdered solution in the water softener will cut down on the time needed to scrub all iron-stained surfaces. Powder is available in 18 oz., 30oz., 5 lbs. and 10 lbs. bottles.

Multi-Surface Liquid / Outdoor Liquid
The new liquid solution is as effective and even more versatile than the powder helping to remove rust stains in hard-to-reach areas. It can be used on all the same surfaces as the powder and is especially useful for vertical surfaces like shower tiles, shower heads, outside walls and more. Use of the Super Iron Out powder in the water softener can reduce the need to frequently use the liquid solution, but they can complement each other well. If rust stains are controlled from the source (i.e. the water softener), the liquid will be most effective for maintenance. Super Iron Out liquid is available in a trigger spray bottle as well as a 1 gallon jug for use outside the home.

Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Finally, the Super Iron Out Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner is a 2 ounce puck that you drop in the back of your toilet tank. This puck will repel rust up to 45 days and can eliminate the need to clean the toilet bowl of rust stains all together. To use, simply clean your toilet bowl and tank of existing rust ailments, drop one toilet puck in your toilet tank. Each time you flush, Super Iron Out's chemicals will be released, rinsing hard water staining away. Toilet pucks are available in 3 pack and 6 pack boxes.

The Super Iron Out brand of rust removers are the best on the market because they are effective and much safer than competitor brands. Many other rust removers on the market today use hydrofluoric acid solutions that are very caustic and can cause severe burning if it comes into contact with the skin. Super Iron Out is much less abrasive making it safer to use and yielding the same positive results. Also, other liquid solutions do not have the versatility of use in the water softener like Super Iron Out powder does, so using the liquid cleaner alone will require applications frequently because you are not stopping hard water issues at the source.

Use Super Iron Out today and get rid of your rust problems. Rust never sleeps and Super Iron Out works hard so you don't have to. Visit for a money-saving coupon that can be redeemed for the powder, liquid or toilet puck solutions. Buy all three together and have the ultimate team to dominate any rust stain both inside and outside the home.
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