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Allergic to Calcium Chloride.

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by PremierLand, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    Im pretty sure im allergic to this stuff, Its the pure calcium chloride. But im not sure, my wrists and nuckles are red and burn, pretty much all the spots on my hand where the gloves dont have good protection.

    But its not a huge deal as im sure it'll go away in a few days, but I just want to see if I am allergic to this, or if everyone that uses this stuff has this problem, mainly because I sometimes leave buckets at the condos for people to spread if I wasnt there for some reason, and I dont want them burning the hell out of their skin and sueing me. Thanks.
     
  2. 79bonco

    79bonco Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    My hands do the same thing...
     
  3. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    Its not an allergic reaction, per say, its a chemical reaction to the calcium salt. Table salt, road salt (sodium chloride) will burn if it gets into an open cut. Calcium chloride doesn't need the open cut to get the burn going. Best to wear impervious (rubber or rubber treated) gloves to handled CaCl. DO NOT handle this stuff bare handed
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2007
  4. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    so if I am placing something out for customers to spread by themselves, what should I put instead of cacl?
     
  5. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    ice melt . . .