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
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- Page last updated: May 6, 2016
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