Identifying and Mitigating Occupational Exposure Risks to Sodium Hydroxide and Other Industrial Chemicals

Sodium hydroxide, also referred to as lye or caustic soda, is an inorganic chemical compound manufactured for use in a number of industries. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), sodium hydroxide is used in processing cotton fabric, laundering and bleaching, metal cleaning and processing, oxide coating, electroplating and electrolytic extracting. Sodium hydroxide is also used to manufacture soaps, rayon, paper, explosives, dyestuffs and petroleum produc…

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Identifying and Mitigating Occupational Exposure Risks to Sodium Hydroxide and Other Industrial Chemicals