Let's hope this isn't something you ever have to witness or experience for your yourself but, if you do, it's better to know how to react.
The NHS and burns specialists are giving official advice to the public on how to provide first aid after an acid attack. While still rare, the number of attacks using corrosive substances is rising. The health service said the assaults were medical emergencies and people should call 999 immediately. Contaminated clothing should be carefully removed and affected skin rinsed in running water until help arrives. In summary: report remove rinse Victims can need specialist burns treatment and sometimes eye or reconstructive surgery.