Fracking Chemical of the Day: POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE

POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE"there appears to be a strong correlation between trihalomethanes and elavated source bromide concentrations in the mon river. as a result, the 17 pa water intakes on the mon river are subject to higher levels of toxic brominated DBPs , which result in increased risks of bladder cancer to their consumers"
rules and regulations  environmental quality board  august 21 ,2010
Severe irritant. Effects from inhalation of dust or mist vary from mild irritation to serious damage of the upper respiratory tract, depending on the severity of exposure. Symptoms may include coughing, sneezing, damage to the nasal or respiratory tract. High concentrations can cause lung damage. Ingestion: Toxic! Swallowing may cause severe burns of mouth, throat and stomach. Other symptoms may include vomiting, diarrhea. Severe scarring of tissue and death may result. Estimated lethal dose: 5 grams. Skin Contact:
Corrosive! Contact with skin can cause irritation or severe burns and scarring with greater exposures. Eye Contact:
Highly Corrosive! Causes irritation of eyes with tearing, redness, swelling. Greater exposures cause severe burns with possible blindness resulting. Chronic Exposure:
Prolonged contact with dilute solutions or dust of potassium hydroxide has a destructive effect on tissue. Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
Persons with pre-existing skin disorders or eye problems or impaired respiratory function may be more susceptible to the effects of the substance.