Sodium Hydroxide

CAS RN: 1310-73-2

Range of Toxicity

A) LIQUID CORROSIVES - With highly concentrated liquids (30% sodium hydroxide) esophageal burns may occur in up to 100% of patients, even after accidental ingestion.
B) Serious burns are less likely if the pH is less than 11.5. Injury is greater with large exposures and high concentrations.
C) More recent series of caustic ingestions (mixed liquid and solid) in children report incidences of significant esophageal burns from 5% to 35%. Adults with deliberate ingestions are more likely to develop significant esophageal burns (30% to 80%).
D) LOW PHOSPHATE DETERGENTS and electric dishwasher soaps may result in oral and esophageal burns.
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