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Comment from Dri-Pak on the recent ‘acid’ attacks

Laboratory testing of liquids
There have been some horrific incidences of so called 'acid' attacks in the news of late. Strictly speaking, the attacks involve 'corrosive' liquids; an alkali can be just as dangerous as an acid. There is some confusion as to what products are 'safe' and which aren't, by some members of the public, as can be seen in this Twitter conversation. We have previously posted about the need for people...
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Don’t confuse Soda Crystals with Caustic Soda

From time to time on the internet, we see comments from people confusing Soda Crystals with Caustic Soda (sometimes mistakenly called Caustic Soda Crystals). Caustic soda is sodium hydroxide and is a more 'aggressive' product than Soda Crystals (Sodium Carbonate Decahydrate). The confusion may occur because Caustic Soda is commonly used to clear blocked drains; our advice is that it's best to k...
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