Sampling & Analysis

Formic acid / CAS# 64-18-6

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ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUE:IC COLLECTION MEDIUM:Washed Silica Gel ORDER NUMBER:ORBO 53 VOL. / TIME / AREA / MASS:1-24 L SAMPLING RATE:0.05-0.2 LPM LOQ:3 ug

Formic acid
Sampling & Analysis

Formic Acid comes in the form of a colorless liquid with a pungent odor.  It is corrosive to metals and tissue.   It is an important intermediate in chemical synthesis and occurs naturally, most famously in the venom of bee and ant stings. Formic Acid is used as a preservative and antibacterial agent in livestock feed.

Formic Acid enters the body through inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact.  It causes irritation eyes, skin, throat, as well as skin burns, dermatitis, lacrimation (discharge of tears), rhinorrhea (discharge of thin nasal mucus), coughing, dyspnea (difficulty breathing), and nausea.

 

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