Inorganic phosphorus compound and most important oxoacid of phosphorus. Is corrosive in high concentrations. Diluted phosphoric acid is used as preservative or acidifying agent in the food industry, and in disinfectants. It features rapid, virucidal activity, however, in hand disinfectants – depending on the concentration – is suspected of triggering skin irritations when used frequently.
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