How should I treat the liquid coming out of the battery?

What to do in case of skin or eye contact with alkaline solution?

In case of an alkaline battery, the electrolyte is Potassium hydroxide solution and has a strong alkaline property. If there is skin contact, there is a chance of chemical burns. Please irrigate exposed skin with copious amounts of clear tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, injury or pain persists, please consult a physician. If there is contact with the eye, there is a chance of blindness. Under no circumstances rub the eyes, but flush the eyes with copious amounts of clear tepid water for at least 30 minutes.

What to do in case of skin, eye contact with electrolyte from zinc carbon battery?

In case of zinc carbon batteries, the electrolyte is zinc chloride solution and mildly acidic. The electrolyte is not as dangerous as for alkaline however: If there is skin contact, please irrigate exposed skin with copious amounts of clear tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, injury or pain persists, please consult a physician. If there is contact with the eye. Under no circumstances rub the eyes, but flush the eyes with copious amounts of clear tepid water for at least 30 minutes.

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