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Washing soda: uses - warnings


Washing soda: uses - warnings What is washing soda?

Washing soda

The chemical name of washing soda is sodium carbonate Na2CO3, which is formed naturally in dry areas, and is found in the form of sediments in the sites from which lakes have evaporated. The regions of the world, the most important of which are: the United States of America, China, Botswana, Uganda, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, India, Egypt, South Africa, and Turkey.



Washing soda uses

Washing soda has many uses, including:

·       Washing soda is mainly used to remove tough stains from laundry, and it is an essential ingredient in most laundry detergents. Washing soda can be dissolved in water to remove stains, such as: grease, blood, tea, and coffee.

·       Removes grease from pots, oven racks, and pans, as well as tea and coffee stains from ceramics and plastics.

·       It is used to clean bathrooms and to clean hard surfaces in the house, by mixing half a cup of washing soda into approximately three and a half liters of warm water, and to drain the drains, one cup of washing soda is poured into the blockage, then two to three cups of boiling water are poured into In the same place, the soda is left for thirty minutes, then the water flow is opened in the usual way, and the process can be repeated when needed.

·       Outdoor furniture is cleaned.

·       It is involved in the manufacture of glass, chemicals, paper and many other products.



Washing soda warnings

MedlinePlus indicates that the symptoms of washing soda poisoning may be very severe, as it may cause diarrhea, vomiting, and difficulty swallowing, and when ingested, the person is prevented from vomiting; Because it contains a caustic (burning) substance, it must be transported to receive medical treatment immediately, with reference to the possibility of using small amounts of it in food.