Occupational Exposure Risks to Sodium Hydroxide and Other Industrial Chemicals in Puerto Rico

Sodium hydroxide (NaOH), also known as lye or caustic soda, is an inorganic chemical compound manufactured for use in a number of industries. 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 in processing cotton fabric, laundering and bleaching, metal cleaning and processing, oxide coating, electroplating and electrolytic extracting. It is also used to manufacture so…

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Occupational Exposure Risks to Sodium Hydroxide and Other Industrial Chemicals in Puerto Rico