Considered dangerous good. We cannot ship this out via regular post.
Used in cold process soap making to saponify fats. External use only. Extreme caution. Work in well ventillated area, wearing gloves, mask and goggles. Keep vinegar handy to neutralize if splashed on skin.
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Wear protective clothing: Apron, Goggles, respirator, gloves.
Trade Name: Caustic soda micropearls
Synonym: caustic soda, lye, soda lye.
Chemical Name: Sodium Hydroxide 95-99%
Chemical Formula: NaOH
Chemical Family: Alkali hydroxide
Inhalation: Dusts or mists cause severe irritation of respiratory tract which may have the following effects: mild irritaiton of mucous membranes, severe pneumonitis, and destruction of lung tissue. May cause pulmonary edema.
Skin Contact/Absorption: Contact causes severe burning and frequently deep ulcerations result with subsequent scarring. Prolonged contact destroys tissue. Contact with dust or mist can cause multiple burns with temporary loss of hair at burn site. Dust or mist can cause irritant dermatitis. Solutions of up to 4% in water may not cause irritation and burning for several hours, while 25 - 50% solutions can cause these effects in less than 3 minutes.
Eye Contact: Extremely corrosive to the eyes. Contact with small quantities can result in permanent blindness. Penetrate deeply causing severe burns, corneal scarring, and clouding. In severe cases, glaucoma, cataracts and permanent blindness may occur.
Ingestion: Causes very serious damage to the mucous membranes and or other tissues in the digestive tract and may be fatal. Burning of the mouth, throat and esophagus, vomiting, diarrhea, edema (swelling) of larynx and subsequent suffocation. Perforation of gastrointestinal tract can occur.
Exposure Limits: Ceiling Exposure Limit (TLV-C): 2 mg/m3 over 8 hours (ACGIH)
FIRST AID MEASURES
Inhalation: Remove victum to fresh air. Give artificial respiration only if breathing has stopped. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Seek immediate medical attention.
Skin Contact/Absorption: Remove contaminated clothing. Wash affected area with soap and water. Seek medical attention if irritation occurs or persists.
Eye Contact: Flush immediately with water for at least 20 minutes. Forcibly hold eyelids apart to ensure complete irrigation of eye tissue. Seek immediate medical attention.
Ingestion: Give large amounts of water or acidic beverages (tomato, apple, or orange juice, carbonated beverages such as Coke or Pepsi). Do not induce vomiting. If vomiting occurs, lean victum forward to prevent breathing in vomitus and give more water or acidic beverage to drink. Do not give anything by mouth to an anconscious or convulsing person. Seek immediate medical attention.
Additional Information: Doctors should treat symptomatically.