Corrosive substances


Corrosive substances are those which possess the property of severely damaging living (in particular human) tissue and of attacking other materials such as metals and wood. Although the risks to humans from such substances appear more evident with respect to direct tissue damage, the attacking of non-living material is also significant, particularly to those concerned with the transport of dangerous goods and for whom the safety of the carriers (railway trucks, road vehicles, sea and inland waterway vessels, and aircraft) are of prime concern.

Broader Problems:
Dangerous substances
Related Problems:
Toxic industrial chemicals
Societal Problems Corrosion
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST