Caustics (Acids, Corrosive Agents)
Caustics are chemicals that burn or corrode people's skin, eyes, and mucus membranes (lining of the nose, mouth, throat, and lungs) on contact.
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Specific Chemical Agents
- Page last reviewed April 8, 2013
- Page last updated April 8, 2013
- Content source: National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)