2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 24 - Food And Drugs
Section 24:8-1 - "Caustic Acids" And "Caustic Alkalies" Enumerated

NJ Rev Stat § 24:8-1 (2016) What's This?

24:8-1. "Caustic acids" and "caustic alkalies" enumerated
For the purposes of this chapter, the words "caustic acids" and "caustic alkalies" shall mean each and all of the following acids, alkalies and substances:

a. Hydrochloric acid and any preparation containing free or chemically unneutralized hydrochloric acid (HCl) in a concentration of ten per cent or more;

b. Sulphuric acid and any preparation containing free or chemically unneutralized sulphuric acid (H !2! SO !4! ) in a concentration of ten per cent or more;

c. Nitric acid or any preparation containing free or chemically unneutralized nitric acid (HNO !3! ) in a concentration of five per cent or more;

d. Carbolic acid, otherwise known as phenol, and any preparation containing carbolic acid in a concentration of five per cent or more;

e. Oxalic acid and any preparation containing free or chemically unneutralized oxalic acid (H !2! C !2! O !4! ) in a concentration of ten per cent or more;

f. Any salt of oxalic acid and any preparation containing any such salt in a concentration of ten per cent or more;

g. Acetic acid or any preparation containing a free or chemically unneutralized acetic acid (HC !2! H !3! O !2! ) in a concentration of twenty per cent or more;

h. Hypochlorous acid, either free or combined, including calx chlorinata, bleaching powder, chloride of lime, chlorinated soda, and chlorinated potash, and any preparation containing any of such substances so as to yield a concentration of ten per cent or more of available chlorine;

i. Potassium hydroxide and any preparation containing free or chemically unneutralized potassium hydroxide (KOH), including caustic potash and Vienna paste, in a concentration of ten per cent or more;

j. Sodium hydroxide and any preparation containing free or chemically unneutralized sodium hydroxide (NaOH), including caustic soda and lye, in a concentration of ten per cent or more;

k. Silver nitrate, sometimes known as lunar caustic, and any preparation containing silver nitrate (AgNO !3! ) in a concentration of five per cent or more;

1. Ammonia water and any preparation containing free or chemically uncombined ammonia (NH !3! ) including ammonium hydroxide and "Hartshorn" in a concentration of five per cent or more; and

m. Any other alkali, acid, salt, or preparation thereof having caustic or corrosive properties equivalent to those of any alkali, acid, salt, or preparation named above.


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