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    Unknowingly, I touched the fluid from the leaked Duracell alkaline batteries.

    According to Duracell, their alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals steel, zinc and manganese.

    http://www.duracell.com/care_disposal/disposal.asp

    What is the consequence of the fluid contacting with human skins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by USM View Post
    Unknowingly, I touched the fluid from the leaked Duracell alkaline batteries.

    According to Duracell, their alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals steel, zinc and manganese.

    http://www.duracell.com/care_disposal/disposal.asp

    What is the consequence of the fluid contacting with human skins?
    depend on the strength of the chemical, some will cause burn.
    If your skin is thick enough, maybe nothing will happen.

    anyway some information

    http://www.ehow.com/how_2227110_care...rn.html:sweat:

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    Wash the contacted skin thoroughly? Just touched a couple of batteries thay blew up in a wireless keyboard... the leaked fluid has since dried up. Hopefully that's enough?

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    Not sure about you. My experience was with energizer batts. The fluid caused a rash on the back of my hand that went away after a few days. Fingers had contact but nothing happened to them.

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    Just wash your hand with soap throughly.
    If nothing happens, forget it.

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    Default Re: Alkaline Batteries Leakage

    Quote Originally Posted by USM View Post
    Unknowingly, I touched the fluid from the leaked Duracell alkaline batteries.

    According to Duracell, their alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals steel, zinc and manganese.

    http://www.duracell.com/care_disposal/disposal.asp

    What is the consequence of the fluid contacting with human skins?
    Should not be a problem if you washed it immediately with lots of water and soap.

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    Alkaline batteries contains.. alkali..

    The alkali is potassium hydroxide I guess.. Not really toxic althou is corrosive.. Just wash with lots of water will do fine.


    Quote Originally Posted by USM View Post
    Unknowingly, I touched the fluid from the leaked Duracell alkaline batteries.

    According to Duracell, their alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals steel, zinc and manganese.

    What is the consequence of the fluid contacting with human skins?

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    Thanks guys.

    Unfortunately, I did not wash my hands immediately.

    By the way, how I clean off those fluid from the batteries leakage in the electronic device's battery compartment? I was told to use lemon juice to clean it off. Can I use water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by USM View Post
    Unknowingly, I touched the fluid from the leaked Duracell alkaline batteries.

    According to Duracell, their alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals steel, zinc and manganese.

    http://www.duracell.com/care_disposal/disposal.asp

    What is the consequence of the fluid contacting with human skins?

    Happened to me also.... no real effect except some itcy due to the acid. I don't think there would be much long lasting effect..... unless you are expose often and for a long time. So, relax lah.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by USM View Post
    Thanks guys.

    Unfortunately, I did not wash my hands immediately.

    By the way, how I clean off those fluid from the batteries leakage in the electronic device's battery compartment? I was told to use lemon juice to clean it off. Can I use water?
    Happen to my dry cabinet hydrometer before. I just use isopropyl Alcohol (with cotton bud to clean) and it works well.

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    err.. it's an alkaline battery..

    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Happened to me also.... no real effect except some itcy due to the acid. I don't think there would be much long lasting effect..... unless you are expose often and for a long time. So, relax lah.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by paesyl View Post
    Happen to my dry cabinet hydrometer before. I just use isopropyl Alcohol (with cotton bud to clean) and it works well.
    Where to buy such alcohol?

    Can't I just use water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Happened to me also.... no real effect except some itcy due to the acid. I don't think there would be much long lasting effect..... unless you are expose often and for a long time. So, relax lah.....
    Thanks Bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USM View Post
    Where to buy such alcohol?

    Can't I just use water?
    u can buy Isopropyl Alcohol from the pharmacy...very high in demand due to n1h1 now

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    TCM shops should also have.. althou their packaging may not be as "presentable" as the pharmacy one. Ask for 酒精

    Water should do just fine.. the IPA is more for cleaning up any residue that might be present.


    Quote Originally Posted by USM View Post
    Where to buy such alcohol?

    Can't I just use water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limsgp View Post
    err.. it's an alkaline battery..

    According to Wikipedia.... its potassium hydroxide, whatever that is....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alkaline_batteries

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    Default Re: Alkaline Batteries Leakage

    Quote Originally Posted by USM View Post
    Unknowingly, I touched the fluid from the leaked Duracell alkaline batteries.

    According to Duracell, their alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals — steel, zinc and manganese.

    http://www.duracell.com/care_disposal/disposal.asp

    What is the consequence of the fluid contacting with human skins?
    From my personal experience, not sure about energizer, I noticed that Duracell has common leakage problem. Since, I've switched back to the normal carbon or rechargeable battery.

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    Akl batteries are so common now. One cannot ignore using them.

    The moment it leak and it is not discover early, it causes irrepairable damage!

    So I would remove the batteries the moment I think I would not use the device..normally remote controller, as you tend to forget after that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    Akl batteries are so common now. One cannot ignore using them.

    The moment it leak and it is not discover early, it causes irrepairable damage!

    So I would remove the batteries the moment I think I would not use the device..normally remote controller, as you tend to forget after that!

    Does batteries like the NiMh can also leak their liquid if keep over long period of time in the battery compactment. I was using energiser batteries to leak so many times in my remote controler I was thinking to replay them with recharged batteries.

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    The QC and made quality of branded alkaline batts like duracell, energizer, etc are so different from the past..

    when i was young, i was told that alkaline batt are more leak proof. it is not true anymore.

    We just have to remind ourselves not to leave batt in devices not in use and for clocks, just change the batt periodically.

    whether duracell, energizer, sony or panassonic, some of them can leak after some months. its not really the same like before.

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