Category: Chemical Fume Control

Hydrochloric acid vapor, mist, and fume inhalation health risks

Synonyms for an aqueous solution of hydrogen chloride include chlorhydric acid, hydrochloric acid, and muriatic acid. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) was first discovered around 800 C.E. by the alchemist Jabir ibn Hayyan (Geber), by mixing common salt with vitriol (sulfuric acid). Jabir discovered many important chemicals, and recorded his findings in over 20 books, which carried… Read more »