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- Hazmat refers to exposure to hazardous materials causing local or systemic toxicity.
- Acids cause coagulation necrosis with eschar, usually limiting penetration to deeper tissue.
- Alkalis cause liquefaction necrosis and soluble complexes that penetrate into deep tissues.
- Damage also occurs through oxidation, protein denaturation, cellular dehydration, local ischemia, and by metabolic competition/inhibition.
- Hazardous materials are encountered in household, industry, agriculture, transportation accidents, and in criminal/terrorist activities.
- The toxicity of the materials relates to the particular substances and their effects.