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corrosive

 [kŏ-ro´siv]
having a caustic and locally destructive effect; an agent having such effects.

cor·ro·sive

(kŏ-rō'siv),
1. Causing corrosion.
2. An agent that produces corrosion, for example, a strong acid or alkali.

corrosive

/cor·ro·sive/ (kor-o´siv) producing gradual destruction, as of a metal by electrochemical reaction or of the tissues by the action of a strong acid or alkali; an agent that so acts.

corrosive

[kərō′siv]
Etymology: L, corrodere, to gnaw away
1 adj, eating away a substance or tissue, especially by chemical action.
2 n, an agent or substance that eats away a substance or tissue. corrode, v., corrosion, n.

cor·ro·sive

(kŏr-ō'siv)
1. Causing corrosion.
2. An agent that produces corrosion (e.g., a strong acid or alkali).

corrosive

having a caustic and locally destructive effect; an agent having such effects.

corrosive sublimate
mercuric chloride; oldfashioned use as caustic, disinfectant, antiseptic. Called also mercury bichloride.
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The use of corrosives is common and it is one of the useful household chemicals in our community as it is all over the world.
15,25 Other than the placement of these corrosives in a safe lock, out of the reach of children, it is important to have child-proof caps or containers.
25 Literacy rate of mothers significantly correlates with poisoning cases, and was proved with the highest 73% poisoning cases in children with illiterate mothers,6 but we found 44% mothers illiterate or with low education, while 56% mothers were educated and yet their children were exposed to corrosives.
Objectives: To determine the causative factors behind corrosive poisoning in children like effect of working mothers, their educational status, financial background, family size and number of siblings.
It comprised all paediatric patients with a history of corrosive poisoning at the two hospitals.
The corrosive varied from liquid in 80(76%) cases to powder/gel/semi-solid form in 25(24%) exposures.
Corrosives cabinets are typically vented only when required by the authority having jurisdiction.
When possible, store in specially constructed corrosives cabinets.
Five types of construction are available for corrosives safety storage cabinets:
Double-wall steel--combination flammable and corrosives
5" air space incorporating dual vents, grounding connections, adjustable shelves, 3-point self-latching lockable doors and leveling feet are appropriate for corrosives that exhibit flammable characteristics.
In some instances, double-wall steel combo cabinets may be used to store both flammables and corrosives.