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Sodium and Potassium Hydroxides.
Occupational Diseases A Guide to Their Recognition 1964:214-215
Harmful effects of sodium-hydroxide (1310732) and potassium- hydroxide (1310583) include corrosive action on skin, eyes and mucous membranes, and pulmonary irritation from inhalation of dust or mist. A threshold limit value of 2 milligrams per cubic meter of air is recommended. Occupations with potential exposure to these compounds are listed.
Sodium-hydroxide; Air-contaminants; Airborne-particulates; Skin-disorders; Eye-disorders; Respiratory-irritants; Corrosives; Alkalies;
Occupational Diseases A Guide to Their Recognition
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division