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Sodium Hydroxide

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is it?

Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) is also known as white caustic, caustic soda or lye. It is a very strong chemical and is found in many industrial solvents and cleaners, including flooring stripping products, brick cleaners, cements, and many others. Industrially, sodium hydroxide may be used in processes to make products including plastics, soaps rayon and textiles. It is also used as a pH buffer.

[1] EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetic Database. Accessed March 3, 2015 at http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706075/SODIUM_HYDROXIDE/

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