Identifying Exposure Risks to Sodium Hydroxide and Other Industrial Chemicals

Sodium hydroxide, also commonly referred to as lye or caustic soda, is an inorganic chemical compound manufactured for use in a number of industries. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) describes sodium hydroxide as being caustic and having no smell. At room temperature, sodium hydroxide appears as solid white crystals. – – The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) reports that sodium hydroxide is used to manufacture soaps, rayon, paper, expl…

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Identifying Exposure Risks to Sodium Hydroxide and Other Industrial Chemicals