Acid attacks which is increasing and especially apply to women, is a tool used in domestic violence and gender-based violence. These attacks as an act of sadistic applied, which is generally carry out as acts of violence against women by men. Gender inequality and discrimination, unrequited love or not love, jealousy, sexual, economic or land disputes, hatred and revenge, may be cheap and easy acid, not supervised sale of acid and the perpetrators often go unpunished are among the reasons for the increase of the acid attack. Sülfüric acid, nitric acid and hydrochloric acid are the most common type of acid used in the acid violence. These types of acid are apply by throwing, pouring or spraying and the results of direct contact with the skin constitute tissue damage. After the attacks acid fumes cause respiratory distress, fatal infections have also been reported in patients who are not treated may ocur. The purpose of writing this article to highlight the problems faced by women who suffered from acid attacks and These attacks are increasing day by day to raise awareness about them.
Keywords: Acid Attacks, Violence, Woman, Vitriol, Sülfüric Acid