Matt and Sarah have graciously offered to provide Oxalic Acid vaporization demos on their hives at their apiary this Saturday Nov 4th from 9-11 am. If you wish to participate within 10 ft of this demo, you must be aware of precautions needed and be wearing personal protective equipment as outlined:
Dual cartridge respirator (full or half mask with replaceable cartridges suitable for organic vapor/acid gas); bee suit, and impenetrable gloves.
Note the following precautions when working with Oxalic Acid vaporization:
Oxalic Acid can affect you when inhaled and by passing through the skin. Oxalic Acid is CORROSIVE and contact can severely
irritate and burn the skin and eyes with possible eye damage. Inhaling Oxalic Acid can irritate the nose, throat and lungs
causing coughing, wheezing and/or shortness of breath. Exposure to Oxalic Acid can cause headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, convulsions, coma and even death. Prolonged or repeated contact can cause a skin rash, pain, redness, blisters, and slow healing ulcers. Oxalic Acid may damage the kidneys. Exposure may affect the nervous system.