Battery acid can be referred to as an acid that is used in a chemical cell or household battery. Usually, the acid that can be found in batteries is Sulfuric Acid (H2So4). It is a clear, oily and colorless liquid that is extremely corrosive. Sulfuric Acid, when concentrated with water, can get very hot.
If you are exposed to this acid, it can make your nose feel irritated and you can smell a pungent odor. If you have inhaled a large number of acid fumes then it can not only irritate your nose but also your throat. This can mainly happen if you inhaled the fumes with your mouth. Small droplets of Sulfuric Acid can also enter the respiratory tract when you breathe. Those droplets will then deposit into the lungs depending on how deeply you are breathing. If you are breathing with your mouth then more droplets will be inhaled.
Any acid is very harmful to the human body. Sulfuric Acid, like any other acid, can harm your organs and tracts if you are exposed to it. Aside from irritating nose and throat, if someone inhales Sulfuric Acid droplets in a large measure then it can cause difficulty breathing. This effect is more likely to occur to asthma a patient as well as while someone is exercising. This breathing difficulty also affects children more than adults. Some recent studies have revealed that breathing Sulfuric acid fumes continuously can also cause the Cancer of Larynx which is considered to be deadly.