I have heard that washing one's hands with vinegar is effective in neutralizing the strong bases in cement and is more effective than water.
I want to know how cement burns and what bases are involved in this reaction.
I have tried googling "cement burns" and found websites explaining the importance of washing one's hands with vinegar as a preventative measure. I have tried searching PubMed but I've found mostly case reports that do not address how chemical burns actually happen.
If anyone knows of some good papers or books that cover the topic of chemical burns in greater detail than what I've found; please let me know.