Sulfuric acid is a strong mineral acid. It is a colorless, odorless, oily liquid
Uses: plays a part in the production of nearly all manufactured goods, oxidizer, and refinment of petrolium.
Found in: drain cleaners, fertilizers, detergents, paints, and explosives.
Effects: Acute: highly corrosive, dangerous fumes can cause burns to skin, eyes, mouth when in contact. Secondary effects are dehydration of tissue, and intense heat - causing additional damage to tissue.
**The main byproduct produced when sulfur-containing fuels such as coal or oil are burned, results in "acid rain".**