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SODIUM HYDROXIDE

 
This substance ranges from A to F depending on concentration/usage.
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
No Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Concern
 
Environment
 
No Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Safer ingredient; Evidence of skin irritation/allergies/damage; damage to vision; respiratory effects
SODIUM HYDROXIDE can be found in 236 products.
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Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
Only in: Oven Cleaner; Drain Opener/Clog Remover; Hard Water Stain Remover; Toilet Cleaner; Stove Top Cleaner
 
high
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
Only in: Drain Opener/Clog Remover; Oven Cleaner; Hard Water Stain Remover; Toilet Cleaner; Stove Top Cleaner
 
some
 
GHS Hazard Codes - EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes
skin irritation
 
some
 
Threshold Limit Value (TLV) Basis - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
 
 
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EWG provides information on cleaning product ingredients from published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors that determine actual health risks, if any. (Hide)
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