Understanding Acid Attacks

Acid Attack is the act of throwing acid or a similarly corrosive substance onto the body of another with the goal of disfiguring, impairing, maiming, torturing, injuring or killing. 

When acid is thrown at people, usually at their faces, it winds up burning them and damaging skin tissue, often exposing and sometimes dissolving their bones. 

The long term consequences of these attacks may include blindness, as well as permanent scarring of the face and body, along with far-reaching social, psychological, and economic difficulties. Acid attacks are a form of violent assault, and are a human rights violation.

Acid attacks can also have disparaging impacts on the mental and psychological health of the individuals who have faced it. They may suffer from anxiety, depression, psychological distress that may also extend to distress and discomfort about their appearance, social exclusion and tremendous amounts of post-traumatic stress disorder. 

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